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DSME CE Track: Preparing your Pharmacy to be a Diabetes Self-Management Education Site (DSME)
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When: 9:00 AM to 4:10 PM
Where: United States

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Preparing your Pharmacy to be a Diabetes


Self-Management Education Site (DSME)



Friday, January 26, 2017

These sessions are open to any pharmacy and their program coordinator pharmacist interested in applying for DSME accreditation through the AADE. 

However, compensation for the actual site application and the pilot program was limited to those who first committed. PPA is still accepting pharmacies on a wait list/stand by. Pharmacies can also go through the program on their own, benefit from the guidance, and pay the application fee directly or at least be ready should a spot in the original group open up.


Morning Workshop

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CE: Keep Calm and Carry On Through the AADE DSME Accreditation - Advanced Level

Suzanne Higginbotham, PharmD, BCACP, CTTS, Director Duquesne University Pharmacy, Duquesne University
Nicole Pezzino, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Wilkes University

This three-hour session will provide participants with essential knowledge and skills required to accredit a Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program through the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) system. The session will focus on the fundamental standards needed when applying for accreditation.  During the session participants will engage in discussion-based active learning experiences and exercises where they will engage in applying knowledge and skills to create a framework for a DSME program that can be utilized in their own pharmacy.

Prerequisite: Attendees should have attended or participated in the 5-part webinar series available on the DSME section of the PPA website.

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Lunch Buffet

Take a break, grab some lunch, and let everything you've learned so far sink in!


Afternoon CE Sessions

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CE: Hitting the Sweet Spot: Motivational Interviewing with Diabetes Patients - Introductory Level

Karen Hoang, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, MTM Services, UPMC Health Plan

Motivational interviewing on its own can be challenging to understand and even more difficult to employ. Throw in a complex disease state such as diabetes and you can quickly find your abilities tested. This CE presentation will discuss the application of motivational interviewing principles specifically in diabetes patients and will give attendees the opportunity to apply their motivational interviewing strategies to diabetes patient case examples.

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CE: Keep Calm and Collaborate On: Effectively Collaborating With Other Health Care Professionals - Introductory Level

Renee’ M. Richardson, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy District Leader, Giant Eagle, Inc.

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians interact with other healthcare professionals on a daily basis.  As they become more involved in patient care services such as medication therapy and disease state management, interprofessional collaboration is critical.  This program will help pharmacists and pharmacy technicians identify important elements of interprofessional collaboration and learn how to improve current interprofessional collaboration practices.

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CE: Don't Stress, "DRESS" for Success! How to Survive a DSME Program Audit - Advanced Level

Stephanie Harriman McGrath, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, Rite Aid

This program will prepare the attendee to "care on" and survive a DSME program audit.  Program attendees will gain insight into the audit intent and process.  Materials required for submission during an audit will be reviewed so that the attendee can "keep calm" if selected for an audit, and pass with minimal stress.

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