The MASTER Plan for Diabetes Continuing Education Program

Tags: Online learning, Medication therapy management, Professional pharmacy services, Chronic conditions

OVERVIEW
*This program is fully updated with the most recent Diabetes Canada 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines.  

The program is developed to support pharmacists who would like to improve their knowledge in diabetes management.  It is a comprehensive program covering various aspects of diabetes management and is taught by subject matter experts who put a strong emphasis on providing education for the self-management of diabetes.  Participants will have access to an interactive tool that provides Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) documentation forms, checklist forms containing patient teaching points for various areas of diabetes care, reference resources for pharmacists and patients.

If you wish to prepare Canadian Diabetes Educator (CDE) exam, please check back in early 2020 for registration information on OPA’s CDE Preparation Course. The CDE course has an additional online module and 2-day live sessions covering all the CDE’s exam competencies in addition to what the MASTER Plan program covers.

Please note that this program meets the educational requirements by MOHLTC to provide MedsCheck for Diabetes service.  

How to register: To register, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Pricing and Registration” link to register; a drop-down will open with pricing information for members and non-members*. Select the option that applies to you, then click on "add to cart" to start the registration process.

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Program outline

This program consists of the following:

I. Online learning modules

  • OPA MASTER Plan – Unique Approach Bringing Patient-Focused Care to Life (Note: This online module is not CCCEP accredited)
  • Psychosocial aspects of the adult with diabetes
  • Motivational interviewing to facilitate behaviour change
  • Diabetes self-management: Perspectives in behaviour change
  • Overview of pathophysiology of diabetes
  • Pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes: oral antihyperglycemic agents and injectable therapy
  • Pharmacological management of diabetes: Insulin
  • Self-monitoring of blood glucose 
  • Overview of blood glucose monitoring in the community pharmacy
  • Insulin injection devices and injection techniques
  • Diabetes: Complications and screening
  • Managing special circumstances in diabetes patient care
  • The use of CSII technology in diabetes
  • Physical activity and diabetes: Prescribing exercise
  • Lifestyle changes for diabetes management

II. Interactive Tool

  • Mandatory MOHLTC MedsCheck forms
  • Patient teaching points
  • Patient resources
  • Pharmacist resources

III. Online Assessment

  • Multiple choice examination

 

Continuing Education Units:

  • Number of CEUs: 15.25
  • Accreditation #: 8003-2019-2662-I-P 
  • ·Accreditation Expiry Date:  January 11, 2020

Course Availability:

The course access will be removed on January 7, 2020.

Learning Format: 

  • Online, didactic learning modules
  • Interactive, multiple choice assessment activities
  • Learner assessments
  • Interactive tool

 

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

OPA MASTER Plan – Unique Approach Bringing Patient-Focused Care to Life

  • Understand the traditional modes of delivery of patient health education
  • Understand impacts and limitations of traditional odes of provider-centric communications with patients
  • Understand the core elements of the OPA MASTER Plan and its ability to actualize patient-centricity in care, drive patient empowerment, and facilitate achievement of positive health outcomes
  • Understand the opportunities that patient-centricity can bring to one’s practice
  • Understand the professional satisfaction that comes with patient-centric approaches to care and communications

Psychosocial Aspects of the Adult with Diabetes

  • Identify and describe the potential psycho-social impact of diabetes and its treatment
  • Identify barriers to self-care and become familiar with strategies to promote self-care
  • Become familiar with communication strategies to promote therapeutic interactions

Motivational interviewing to facilitate behaviour change

  • Define Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Explain how MI helps people engage in the change process
  • Apply OARS communication skills
  • Discuss the pharmacist’s role using MI skills to assist people with diabetes make important changes to optimize management

Diabetes self-management: Perspectives in behaviour change

  • Discuss selected theories and philosophies which can be applied to optimize counselling in the change process
  • Identify tools that can be used to facilitate the process of behaviour change
  • Identify where and how behaviour change theories and philosophies can be applied to practice

Overview of pathophysiology of diabetes

  • Describe the basic pathophysiology of diabetes
  • Identify the characteristic signs and symptoms of diabetes
  • Distinguish between the major types of diabetes in terms of etiology, prevention, defining characteristics and incidence
  • Identify the diagnostic criteria for the different types of diabetes
  • Identify target range for blood glucose values
  • Utilize an appropriate screening tool for type 2 diabetes

Pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes: oral antihyperglycemic agents and injectable therapy

  • Review treatment algorithm in management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes
  • Describe different types of oral antihyperglycemic agents (OAA) in terms of action, indications for use, side effects, safe administration and precautions
  • Examine methods of assessing renal function
  • Explore how to individualize therapeutic choices

Pharmacological management of diabetes: Insulin

  • Review action profile of different insulins
  • Describe the rationale for common insulin regimens
  • Discuss how to choose starting dose of common insulin regimens
  • Describe the principles of pattern management
  • Explore how to apply pattern management

Self-monitoring of blood glucose 

  • Identify benefits of blood glucose monitoring
  • Discuss techniques of blood sampling
  • Describe purpose and methods of quality control for blood glucose meter
  • Examine self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) recommendation tool for healthcare providers
  • Explore how to individualize frequency of SMBG

Overview of blood glucose monitoring in the community pharmacy

  • Summarize the rationale of the ODB Blood Glucose Test Strip (BGTS) reimbursement policy
  • Demonstrate a step-wise approach to providing a person with a blood glucose meter
  • Discuss the individualization of Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG)

Insulin injection devices and injection techniques

  • Identify common gaps in insulin injection
  • Examine FIT Canada recommendations on insulin administration
  • Explore strategies to adopting best practice

Diabetes: Complications and screening

  • Describe the microvascular complications of diabetes.
  • Discuss the associated macrovascular complications of diabetes.
  • Describe the appropriate screening times for diabetes complications. 
  • Identify the screening tools available for the detection of diabetes complications
  • Describe how pharmacists can use these screening tools in practice.
  • Identify prevention strategies for diabetes complications.

Managing special circumstances in diabetes patient care

  • To explore how to manage the following special circumstances: hypoglycemia, sick days, preparing for colonoscopy, surgery or diagnostic test and guideline on driving private car

The use of CSII technology in diabetes

  • Discuss the basics of insulin pump
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of insulin pump therapy
  • Define the following terms in relation to insulin pump use: basal   rate, bolus rate, ezCarb, combo wave bolus, dual wave bolus, carbohydrate ratio, insulin sensitivity, insulin on board
  • Outline the necessary steps for successful pump initiation
  • Identify some potential problems and potential solutions with pump use

Physical activity and diabetes: Prescribing exercise

  • Be familiar with the current guidelines for recommending physical activity and exercise for people with diabetes
  • Understand the effect of different forms of physical activity and exercise on the management of diabetes
  • Have the knowledge to confidently prescribe individualized practical exercise and physical activity programs to people with diabetes

Lifestyle changes for diabetes management

  • Understand the goals of nutrition management for diabetes
  • Be familiar with the meal planning tools for educating people with diabetes
  • Be able to apply the 2018 Diabetes Canada CPG nutrition principles for the management of diabetes

Program Completion

To receive the letter of completion for this program, participants will be required to complete the following requirements:

  • Complete the program’s online modules (instructions will be emailed to you separately after registration).
  • Complete the multiple-choice exam and achieve a score of 70 per cent or more within a maximum of two attempts.
  • Complete the program’s evaluation.

Pre-requisites and Target Audience

There is no prerequisite to register for this program. The MASTER Plan for Diabetes Continuing Education Program is designed for pharmacists who wish to expand their knowledge in the area of diabetes and optimize the care provided to patients with diabetes.

Subject Matter Experts: 

  • Allan Malek, RPh (BSc (Bio) (Pharm))
  • Barry Simon, MD, FRCP
  • Beth Li, RPh, CDE (BScPhm)
  • Freda Leung, RPh, CDE, CRE, BCGP (BScPhm)
  • Gail McNeil, RN, CDE (BNSc, MEd)
  • James Morrison, RPh, CDE (BScPhm)
  • Joyce Chan, RPh, CDE, ACPR, BCPS (BScPhm)
  • Joanne Lewis, RD, CDE
  • Jeannette Schindler, RPh, CIM, CRE (BScPhm, MBA)
  • Laura Murphy, RPh, ACPR (BScPhm, PharmD)
  • Susie Jin, RPh, CDE, CPT, CGP (BScPhm)
  • Wendy Bordman, RPh, CDE (BSc(Biology),BScPhm)

Last updated: December 20, 2019

Inquiries: Please contact OPA’s professional development team by phone at 416-441-0788, option 3 (toll-free in Ontario at 1-877-341-0788, option 3), or by email at education@opatoday.com.

Cancellation policy: Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to education@opatoday.com no later than five days after access to the program has been emailed to you. A $30 (+HST) administration and processing fee will apply. Cancellations will not be permitted once log-in to access the program material has been initiated. Program registration fees will not be refunded after the cancellation deadline.

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Event Date: Recurring | City: Online | Venue: Online

Pricing and Registration
Member Rate
Master Plan 2019   $275.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
Master Plan 2019   $450.00 Add to Cart 
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