Diabetes is becoming more and more prevalent in society and pharmacists have the opportunity to have a significant impact on the health and well-being of their patients who are living with this disease. To have the greatest possible impact on patient care, it’s important that pharmacists have the best tools and knowledge to support their patients. The Ontario Pharmacists Association’s MASTER Plan for Diabetes program is designed to support those pharmacists who have an interest in furthering their knowledge on the foundations of diabetes.
This new online professional development program is taught by experts in diabetes care and puts a strong emphasis on providing education for the self-management of diabetes. A variety of topics are covered, including: motivational interviewing, pharmacological management of diabetes, self-monitoring of blood glucose, complications, managing special circumstances, nutrition, and exercise.
Program participants will have access to an interactive tool that includes documentation forms for MedsCheck for Diabetes and MedsCheck for Diabetes Follow-Up, checklists for effective interactions with patients, reference resources for healthcare professionals, and resources that can be provided to diabetes patients.
This program is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck Canada and LifeScan, Inc.
Registration in the MASTER Plan for Diabetes program gives participants access to the online modules until the accreditation expiry date of August 31, 2016.
The program’s letter of completion must be achieved prior to the accreditation date of August 31, 2016.
For more details or to register please visit OPA’s site.