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Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Education for Managed Care, Pharmacy, and Payer Professionals

Free CE Activities

Free On-demand CE Activity:

Best Practices in Continuous Glucose Monitoring in the Inpatient Setting during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Intended Audience: This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists who practice in hospitals and health systems.

Credit Available: Up to 1.0 hour

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify which hospitalized patients with diabetes and COVID-19 infections are candidates for CGM systems.
  • Discuss the benefits of the use of CGMs in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare personnel and patients.
  • Summarize the role of the pharmacist in employing continuous glucose monitoring systems in appropriate hospitalized patients. 

EXPERT FACULTY

Matt Baker, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, BPLA, Activity Chair
Pharmacy Clinical Supervisor
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
North Kansas City Hospital
North Kansas City, Missouri

Guillermo E. Umpierrez, M.D., CDCES, MACP, FACE
Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Chief of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Grady Health Systems
Atlanta, Georgia

To access this free CE activity, please visit https://elearning.ashp.org/products/8903

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Dexcom, Inc.


Free On-demand CE Activity:

CGM Virtual Crossfire Series, Part 1: Best Practices for the Use of Real-Time Integrated CGM Across the Spectrum of Pharmacy Care (Pharmacist Credit)

Intended Audience: This activity is intended for pharmacists.

Credit Available: 1.50

EXPERT FACULTY

Stephanie Redmond, PharmD, CDCES, BC-ADM
Co-Founder/Co-CEO
Diabetes Doctor
Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES, FCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Remote Monitoring Program Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center

Erin Shaal, PharmD
Senior Director, Pharmacy Procurement
Albertsons Pharmacy

Samir Mistry, PharmD
Vice President, Pharmacy External Relations
Preferred-One

To access this free CE activity, please visit https://www.pharmacytimes.org/on-demand/cgm-across-the-spectrum-of-pharmacy-care-pharmacist-credit.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Dexcom, Inc.


Free On-demand CE Activity:

Expanding the Pharmacist’s Role in rtCGM Use and Education in Practice

Through this clinic scenario, learn how rtCGM systems can help patients ease concerns of hypoglycemia and improve their glucose control.

Intended Audience: This activity is intended for pharmacists.

Credit Available: Up to 0.25 contact hour(s) (0.025 CEUs).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding differences in the real-time continuous blood glucose monitoring (rtCGM) products available
  • Have greater competence related to strategies for patient education related to use of rtCGM

EXPERT FACULTY

Dhiren Patel, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Endocrine VA Boston Healthcare System
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
MCPHS University

 

To access this free CE activity, please visit http://www.medscape.org/sites/advances/rtcgm.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Dexcom, Inc.


Free On-demand CE Activity:

ManagedCareCGM.com Presents: The Value of Real-Time CGM to Reduce Diabetes Costs

Intended Audience: This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of managed care pharmacy directors, clinical pharmacists, quality directors, medical directors, registered nurses, and other managed health care professionals.

Credit Available: Up to 1.0 credit hour available for nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and physicians (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™)

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the impact of real-time CGM and remote monitoring on improving outcomes and reducing costs in high-risk, high-utilizing patient populations
  • Assess the clinical and economic benefits of using real-time CGM over self-monitoring of blood glucose in Medicaid and Medicare plan beneficiaries
  • Review the status of ongoing plan initiatives measuring the impact of real-time CGM on health status and utilization outcomes
  • Characterize the role of real-time CGM as part of an employer-driven, population health management strategy
  • Identify appropriate benefit design strategies to reduce health care system burden and improve quality, clinical, and economic outcomes

EXPERT FACULTY

Daniel DeSalvo, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital

Joseph Albright, PharmD, MBA
Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services
BlueCross BlueShield North Carolina

Troy Ross, MSM
President & CEO
Mid-America Coalition on Health Care

For complete CE information and to register for this activity, please go to:
https://www.managedcarecgm.com/freece/value/

Jointly provided by Impact Education, LLC, and Medical Education Resources.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Dexcom, Inc.


 

Free On-demand CE Activity:

The Value of Continuous Glucose Monitoring during the COVID-19 Pandemic and New Era of Digital Healthcare

Intended Audience: This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of managed care pharmacy directors, clinical pharmacists, quality directors, medical directors, registered nurses, and other managed health care professionals.

Credit Available: Up to 1.0 credit hour available for nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and physicians (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™)

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the benefits of remote monitoring in the management of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and dysglycemia
  • Assess the value of rtCGM in improving quality of care and reducing societal health-costs in a new era of digital health
  • Characterize the role of rtCGM as part of an employer-driven diabetes management strategy
  • Identify appropriate benefit design strategies to reduce healthcare system burden and improve quality, clinical, and economic outcomes

EXPERT FACULTY

Daniel DeSalvo, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital

Jeffrey Dunn, PharmD, MBA
(Formerly) Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Programs Industry Relations
Magellan Rx Management

Troy Ross, MSM
President & CEO
Mid-America Coalition on Health Care

For complete CE information and to register for this activity, please go to:
https://www.managedcarecgm.com/neweraofcgm/

Jointly provided by Impact Education, LLC, and Medical Education Resources.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Dexcom, Inc.

 


Free On-demand CE Activity:
Continuous Glucose Monitoring and the Opportunities for Optimal Diabetes Care and Cost Management

Intended Audience: This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of managed care pharmacy directors, clinical pharmacists, quality directors, medical directors, registered nurses, and other managed health care professionals.

Credit Available: Up to 1.0 credit hour available for nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and physicians (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™)

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Characterize the clinical and economic burden of diabetes in terms of health care resource utilization, indirect costs, and member quality of life
  • Describe the value of appropriate, evidence-based clinical interventions for managing morbidity and minimizing direct expenditures in other categories
  • Review the available consensus recommendations regarding evidence-based care in the management of diabetes
  • Characterize the role and value of CGM as part of a comprehensive diabetes management strategy
  • Discuss the adverse effect of specific benefit design schema and excess cost-sharing on patient access and adherence to clinical interventions
  • Employ pharmacy and medical benefit design strategies that account for the heterogeneity of patient populations and optimize outcomes

EXPERT FACULTY

Osama Eisa, MD
Senior Medical Director
Cigna HealthSpring

Estay Greene, PharmD, MBA
Vice President, Pharmacy Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Anita Swamy, MD
Medical Director, Chicago Children’s Diabetes Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
La Rabida Children’s Hospital Lurie Children’s

For complete CE information and to register for this activity, please go to:
https://www.managedcarecgm.com/freece/opportunities/

Jointly provided by Impact Education, LLC, and Medical Education Resources.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Dexcom, Inc.


Free On-demand CE Activity:

Harnessing Technology to Improve Glycemic Control: The Role of Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Intended Audience: This educational activity is intended for endocrinologists, primary care physicians, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, certified diabetes educators, managed care healthcare providers, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with diabetes. 

Credit Designation Statement: Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.

Nursing Credit Information: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with diabetes.
Credits: 1.25 ANCC Contact Hour(s)

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Analyze clinical trial data that provide the rationale for CGM
  • Compare the benefits and limitations of self-monitoring blood glucose vs. continuous CGM
  • Select between real-time CGM and intermittently scanned CGM based on product features and patient characteristics
  • Determine optimal approaches to the interpretation and clinical use of CGM data 

FEATURES

  • Whiteboard Animations
  • Case-based Interactive Presentation
  • Create your own personalized poster 

EXPERT FACULTY

Nicholas Argento, MD, FACE
Diabetes Technology Director
Maryland Endocrine and Diabetes Center
Dhiren Patel, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Endocrine VA Boston Healthcare System
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
MCPHS University

To learn more, view the standalone video or access the full activity Harnessing Technology to Improve Glycemic Control: The Role of Continuous Glucose Monitoring.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Dexcom, Inc.


Free On-demand CE Activity:

Continuous Glucose Monitoring: The Evolution of Diabetes Care

ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Held in conjunction with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) 2020 Annual Meeting and Exposition.
  • Includes unique patient counseling video vignettes

 

 

 

 

Intended Audience: Health-system and retail pharmacists; pharmacy technicians.

Credit Available: Up to 1.5 credit hours available for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE).

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR PHARMACISTS

  • Investigate the role of monitoring blood glucose and its implications on clinical outcomes in individuals with diabetes
  • Explain the clinical evidence and impact of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM) on diabetes outcomes
  • Interpret the data from rtCGM, including the ambulatory glucose profile, time in range, and trends in glucose levels depicted by real-time arrows
  • Maximize patient empowerment by actively participating in dialogue with the patient about monitoring their glucose levels and the role of rtCGM in improving outcomes

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

  • Review the role of monitoring blood glucose in individuals with diabetes
  • Discuss the impact of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM) on diabetes outcomes
  • Define terminology relevant to rtCGM, including the ambulatory glucose profile, time in range, and trends in glucose levels depicted by real-time arrows
  • Recognize the role of the pharmacy technician in referring patients who may be interested in learning more about CGM to the pharmacist to optimize glycemic control and improve diabetes management

EXPERT FACULTY

Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, CDCES, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, CGM Program Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Dhiren Patel, PharmD, BC-ADM, CDCES, BCACP
Endocrine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
VA Boston Healthcare System
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Boston, Massachusetts

For complete CE information and to access the activites, please go to: 

Pharmacists

https://www.pharmacytimes.org/on-demand/continuous-glucose-monitoring-the-evolution-of-diabetes-care

Pharmacy Technicians

https://www.pharmacytimes.org/on-demand/continuous-glucose-monitoring-the-evolution-of-diabetes-care-techs

This activity is supported by an educational grant from DexCom, Inc.