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The Pharmacist’s Role in Promoting Patient Safety in the Treatment of Diabetes

The Pharmacist’s Role in Promoting Patient Safety in the Treatment of Diabetes  

Please read the following information about this continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activity before viewing the presentation at the bottom of this page.

UAN: 0159-0000-18-015-H05-P

Release Date  :06/07/2018
Expiration Date: 06/07/2021

Activity Type: Application

CE Credit: 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEU)

Cost: Free for PPA Members, $30 for non-members

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Target Audience

Pharmacists and Pharmacist Technicaians

Program Description

Insulin has been associated with more medication errors than any other drug class and hospitalization rates for hypoglycemia now exceed those for hyperglycemia.  Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in are on the front lines of the battle to improve medication safety among patients treated for diabetes.  This program will use a case based approach to make participants aware of medication errors and patient safety issues that arise in the treatment of diabetes.  Participants will explore strategies to identify and prevent errors related to insulin and other diabetes agents.

Program Objectives

1. Describe the impact of medication errors and unsafe medication use encountered in the treatment of diabetes.
2. Identify examples of medication errors and patient safety problems that arise with the use of insulin and oral   diabetes treatments.
3. Apply strategies utilized in the practice of pharmacy to prevent patient harm related to the treatment of diabetes. 


Dr. Autumn Stewart-Lynch is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Duquesne University School of Pharmacy in the Pharmacy Practice Division. After graduating from Duquesne, 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, School of Pharmacy and in this role has developed clinical pharmacy services at Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center and most recently at the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Center in Beaver Falls, PA.  Dr. Stewart-Lynch enjoys mentoring students and developing pharmacy practice models focused on interprofessional learning and patient-centered collaborative care.  Her research interests include expanding the role of the pharmacist in primary care settings through medication reconciliation services and innovative pedagogy.  She is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

CE Requirements

To receive CE credit for this home study, you will need to watch the entire video, complete an online survey evaluation, and pass a short quiz. Access to the survey and quiz will be automatically provided after you have watched the video. PPA must have your CPE Monitor ID and birthday on file to issue credit.

Disregard instructions given in the video on receiving credit. CE Credit will be sent to CPE Monitor early next month.

This CE program was recorded with a live audience on 6/7/2018 .

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Contact Linsley Gentile at lgentile@papharmacists.com or (717) 234-6151 x2 with questions.

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