Enhancing Outcomes in Patients Who Inject Insulin
This program provides guidance and a practical primer on diabetes and how to best assist injection technique in insulin-dependent patients.
In 2022 Diabetes Canada reported that 11.7 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes. Many patients may visit a pharmacy for counselling and advice regarding diabetes management. This program includes three modules to help support pharmacy professionals. Discover an overview of the current landscape of diabetes in Canada, best practice recommendations for injection technique, and workflows to better assist the patient journey.
This program presents a refresher on the common challenges patients who inject insulin face, and how pharmacy professionals can help them overcome them through case studies and expert insights.
Module 1: An Overview of Diabetes in Canada – Back to Basics
- Get an overview of the current diabetes landscape through recent statistics and key figures
- Learn more about the various treatment needs and risk factors for type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Examine devices to help manage the disease and proper injection technique
Module 2: The Role that Injection Technique plays in Diabetes Management
- Discover why it’s important for pharmacists to support patients’ injection technique
- Learn how injection technique relates to glycemic outcomes
- Find out how to identify typical errors made with injection techniques and best practice recommendations
Module 3: Owning the Patient Journey in Your Pharmacy – From Theory to Practice
- Gain insights on the workflow and diabetes patient journey in pharmacy
- Learn applicable tips through a case study
- Explore various ways to support patients with diabetes
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Who should take this course:
All pharmacy professionals including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, and pharmacy technician students who would like to know more about diabetes management, insulin injection technique and how to provide optimal care to patients with diabetes.