Cultural Considerations in Diabetes Management Please read through the following information and click Continue.
ACPE Universal Program Number: 0207-0000-16-011-H01-P; 0207-0000-16-011-H01-T Release Date: November 1, 2016 Expiration Date: November 1, 2019 Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Statement of Need Cultural diversity in the U.S. is growing. As members of the health care team, pharmacists have the responsibility to care for individuals with different cultural backgrounds. Pharmacists can closely monitor patients, manage medication therapy and adverse effects, prevent drug interactions, and provide counseling on new and current medications. And this approach certainly applies to diabetes management. To provide optimal care, pharmacists must demonstrate cultural sensitivity toward a diverse patient population. A culturally sensitive pharmacist will deliver health information based on the patients’ ethnic and cultural norms as they take in consideration their values and social beliefs. A patient-centered approach is achieved when the pharmacist is able to overcome social and linguistic barriers.
Pharmacists Learning Objectives Upon successful completion of this activity, pharmacists should be better able to:
Pharmacy Technicians Learning Objectives Upon successful completion of this activity, pharmacy technicians should be better able to:
Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this activity should not be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication. This article contains a discussion of off-label uses that will be identified as such by the author.
Target Audience The target audience for this activity is Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians.
Instructions for Participation To receive a certificate of completion that indicates your eligibility for continuing education credit, you must:
Your statement of credit will be issued immediately upon successful completion of the post-test and submission of the evaluation.
Fee There is no fee for this activity.
Faculty Isrra Alibeji, is a 2017 PharmD candidate at the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. She received her Bachelor of Science in biology and a master's in secondary education. She has completed the APhA certificate training program in Pharmacist-Patient-Centered Diabetes Care.
Autumn Stewart, PharmD, BCACP, CTTS, is a 2004 graduate of the Duquesne University, Mylan School of Pharmacy. She completed a community practice pharmacy residency and has since worked in a variety of settings as a clinical pharmacist, including end-of-life care and a free health care center for the medically underserved. In 2008, she became a full-time clinical faculty member in the Duquesne University, Mylan School of Pharmacy and in this role has developed clinical pharmacy services at the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Center.
Disclosure Declaration It is the policy of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of their continuing education activities.
The authors, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation of this continuing education program. Information regarding drugs (e.g., their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions) and drug delivery systems are subject to change, however, and the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug or using the drug delivery systems.
Approval of credit for this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement by NCPA of any product or manufacturer identified.
Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this CE activity should not be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication.
MAC Safari (Latest Version) Firefox (Latest Version) *Adobe Acrobat Reader