March 25-27, 2011
The Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Road
This three-day program supports pharmacists and other health professionals interested in writing the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) examination, a nationally recognized certification administered by the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board (CDECB).
The clinical content is directed at the application of knowledge in optimizing care within a dynamic environment. The goal is to provide participants with the skills to assess a patient's individual readiness and ability to manage their own care, and to teach their patients how to manage diabetes. The Diabetes Level 2 course will also support those pharmacists who do not wish to take the CDE exam, but who want to enhance their skills as diabetes educators within their practice setting.
Topics will include patient education theories and interviewing skills, nutrition, pharmacotherapy focused on assessment and monitoring, implementing programs, sick day planning, managing psychosocial aspects, and dealing with special populations such as the elderly and those with gestational diabetes.
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