The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy is committed to enabling practicing pharmacists to improve patient outcomes through a variety of homestudy programs offered over the Internet, providing credible pharmacotherapy disease management tools intended to augment the continuing education programs, and encouraging professional development through curriculum-based specialist programs.
The online comprehensive diabetes management course developed by the School of Pharmacy with support from Novo Nordisk, originally designed for use by students and faculty of schools of pharmacy nationwide, is now available for CE!
Pharmacists must be prepared to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in managing patients with diabetes. DM Educateä offers participants the opportunity to extend or reinforce their knowledge of issues relating to comprehensive diabetes management. The DM Educateä course provides an effective, efficient, and flexible mechanism to ensure that health professionals have a strong foundation in the principles of effective therapy and management of diabetes – one that they can put to use in delivery of quality, comprehensive patient care.
The course is designed with four CE sections comprised of three modules each. Participants complete as many of the CE sections as they wish, for a total of up to 3.0 CEU’s. A flat fee of $125 covers all four sections.
With leadership from the University of Pittsburgh, the schools of pharmacy in Pennsylvania (University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and Wilkes University) have collaborated to implement a standardized MTM training program for pharmacists throughout Pennsylvania to facilitate the growth of pharmacist-run patient care practices. As an integral part of a patient's interprofessional health care team, pharmacists will provide the medication-related knowledge and skills patients need to reach and maintain optimal health and well being.
The goals of these pharmacist-provided patient care services are to:
Part 1 of the training is available on-line at no cost. Pharmacists successfully completing the on-line component will earn 14.25 hours of CE. Part 2 is a one-day live training session, offered periodically across Pennsylvania. Pharmacists participating in the live training will earn an additional 7.25 hours of CE.
For additional information and to register for these programs, please go to: http://www.papharmacistcare.com