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This article originally posted and appeared in  Issue 512

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Creates Internet-based Course, DM Educate (TM) Comprehensive Diabetes Management, 2nd Edition

Novo Nordisk has provided an unrestricted educational grant to the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy with a vision to "Change Diabetes," creating DM EducateTM, a unique internet-based, comprehensive diabetes continuing education course, which has recently been revised offering updated and new content.

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DM EducateTM offers current information prepared and presented by nationally recognized experts in the management and education of patients with diabetes. Over 85 colleges and universities throughout the world have recognized the importance of DM EducateTM by utilizing the program to augment pharmacy student instruction in diabetes management.

This course contains a collection of modules, delivered via video lecture with synchronized PowerPoint slides. Some course modules have incorporated supplemental learning activities provided through links outside the delivered lecture. An example activity is a step-by-step instructional video outlining the use of insulin delivery systems.

Module topics, presented by a multidisciplinary group of faculty recognized as leaders in their respective fields, are listed below:

 

DM EducateTM Comprehensive Diabetes Management -- 2nd Edition

Course Outline (August 2009)

Yellow highlighted sections are UPDATED!
Green highlighted sections are NEW!
 

The History of Diabetes
Nicole Johnson, MA, MPH
President, Nicole Johnson, Inc.

Definition, Diagnosis and Pathophysiology
Evan Sisson, PharmD, MHA, CDE
Clinical Assistant Professor, VCU/MCV School of Pharmacy

A Comprehensive Approach to the Management of Diabetes
R. Harsha Rao, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Insulin and Insulin Analogs
Deanne Hall, PharmD, CDE
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
 

Insulin Delivery Devices
James Bennett, RPh, FACA, CDE
President, James Bennett Apothecary

Oral Antihyperglycemic Agents
Scott Drab, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapuetics, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Complementary and Alternative Medicines
Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP, CDE, BC-ADM
Professor, University of Utah College of Pharmacy

Diabetes and Non-Prescription Products: Opportunities for Pharmacist Intervention
Scott Drab, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Other Injectable Agents
Joshua Neumiller, PharmD, CDE, CGP, FASCP
Assistant Professor, Washington State University
 

Treatment of Diabetes: Inpatient Diabetes Management
Scott Drab, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Univesity of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Amy Calabrese Donihi, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Univesity of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
 

Treatment of Diabetes: Medical Nutrition Therapy
Patricia Geil, MS, RD, FADA, CDE
Owner and Nutrition Consultant, Geil Nutrition Communications

Treatment of Diabetes: Exercise Therapy
Bret Goodpaster, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism

Monitoring Diabetes
Margaret Yarborough, PharmD, BC-ADM, CDE
Pharmacist Clinician – Diabetes Pharmacotherapy

Complications
R. Keith Campbell, RPh, FASHP, CDE
Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy, Washington State University

Special Populations – Children and Adolescence
Jean Betschart-Roemer, MN, MSN, CRNP, CDE
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Children's Hospital)

Special Populations – Older Adults
Susan Cornell, PharmD, CDE, CDM
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy

Special Populations – Preconception and Pregnancy
Susan Cornell, PharmD, CDE, CDM
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy

Psychological Issues
William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
President and Founder, Behavioral Diabetes Institute;
Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

Education: Goal Setting, Lifelong Learning, Survival Skills, Visually Impaired
Linda Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDE
Executive Director, University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Education: Empowerment, Behavior Change, Low Health Literacy, Cultural Sensitivity
Robin Nwankwo, MPH, RD, CDE
Diabetes Self-Management Consultant, University of Michigan

The Pharmacists Role in the Management of the Patient with Diabetes
Jerry Meece, RPh, FAA, CDE
Owner, Director of Clinical Services, Plaza Pharmacy and Wellness Center

Cultural Competence: Hispanic/Latino Patients with Diabetes
Gladys Garcia, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Francisco Javier Jimenez, RPh, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Associate Professor, University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist, Farmacia San Jose, Puerto Rico

Krista Salazar, PharmD, PhC
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Clinician Educator, University of New Mexico

 

Recently accredited through the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), DM EducateTM 2nd Edition offers over 35 hours of continuing education. Individuals interested are encouraged to visit the website at http://www.pharmacy.pitt.edu/dmeducatece or to contact Mrs. Cheri Hill at clhill@pitt.edu 412-648-9929.

 

 

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