Adjusting insulin doses: on-demand
Pharmacists in community-based practice.
Universal program number: 0401-0000-17-062-H01-P
CE Broker tracking number: 20-593307
Activity type: Knowledge-based
To provide the pharmacist with an overview of the insulin pattern management process.
According to the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30.3 million people or 9.4% of the United States population have diabetes. This number is expected to increase. As the number of patients with this chronic disease continues to grow, the need for healthcare professionals who can assist patients in achieving clinical goals also will rise. As medication experts, pharmacists are well-positioned to assist insulin-using patients in titrating doses to achieve clinical goals and avoid complications. This program will provide the community pharmacist with a review of the process of insulin pattern management.
- List key national diabetes-related statistics.
- Review current clinical guidelines for the management of diabetes.
- Identify patients who are candidates for insulin pattern management.
- Describe the process of adjusting insulin doses given patient data.
- Make insulin dosing recommendations based upon patient cases.
To obtain credit:
To complete the program and receive CPE credit, view all lesson content and complete the learning assessment by submitting answers online. A minimum test score of 70% is needed to obtain credit. After successfully completing the learning assessment, participants must complete a program evaluation and claim the available CPE credit. Participants also must verify personal information required by CPE monitor and/or CE Broker (for Florida license holders) prior to submitting CPE credit claims. Official statements of credit are available only through CPE Monitor located at NABP.net.
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Drug Store News is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This CPE activity is approved for pharmacists and is worth 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs). The activity is available for CE credit through Nov. 9, 2020.
By Elizabeth J. Bunk, PharmD, clinical pharmacist and laboratory director, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
Elizabeth J. Bunk and the DSN editorial and continuing education staff do not have any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this lesson.
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