freeCE offers pharmacy staff and independent pharmacies the opportunity to offer specialized diabetes management services to their patients. This training program equips learners with practical knowledge, hands-on skills, and the confidence needed to recommend effective diabetes self-managed care.
It's estimated that 1 in 10 Americans are living with diabetes, making the disorder one of the most common diseases in the United States. Education for healthcare professionals is critically important in combating this growing challenge. This hands-on training program recognizes the role of pharmacy professionals in providing diabetes education and equips them with the skills needed to improve patient care and outcomes.
This 6-credit Hands-On Diabetes Management training program is an intensive educational experience designed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes education for patients. The program incorporates case studies and hands-on skills training focused on the situations most likely to be encountered—as well as the services most needed by patients with diabetes.
It includes demonstrations for competency in blood glucose testing, injection techniques, and diabetic foot exams. In addition, analyzing and assessing the overall health status of patients to identify needed monitoring and interventions will be discussed.
Some important notes to remember regarding the Hands-on Diabetes Management (HODM) Certificate: