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Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy CE
ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Concentrated Insulins: When a Little Goes a Long Way Webcast – 1 CE

Activity Overview

The advancement of diabetes management has resulted in the development of concentrated insulins to treat the growing number of people with severe insulin resistance. Due to the various concentrations available of both old and novel insulins, there is a heightened risk for medication errors and negative outcomes at the points of prescribing, dispensing and administration. As patients transition between care models and insulin concentrations, pharmacists require the skills to effectively calculate equivalent doses, dispense accurate quantities, and provide thorough counseling to patients. Formulary restrictions within the healthcare system and/or limited exposure to these insulin delivery devices may lead to some pharmacists not having the opportunity to become adequately proficient in these skills. Furthermore, concentration insulins and their place in therapy is only minimally covered in national therapeutic guidelines, and often excluded from treatment algorithms.

This activity will review the pathophysiology of severe insulin resistance to explain the rationale behind the development and increased utilization of concentrated insulins. The different classes of concentrated insulins will be covered, in addition to their delivery systems and device specifications. Cases will be used throughout the activity to apply knowledge obtained on dosing considerations and dispensing strategies, as well as patient counseling.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe pathophysiology behind extreme (aka severe) insulin resistance
  2. Identify the types of concentrated insulins
  3. Describe key considerations of concentrated insulin prescribing and dispensing practices

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Review the mechanism of insulin resistance
  2. Identify the types of concentrated insulins
  3. Recall patient considerations when dispensing concentrated insulins

Nurse Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Review the mechanism of insulin resistance
  2. Identify the types of concentrated insulins
  3. Recall patient considerations when dispensing concentrated insulins

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Accreditation Statement

ACPEAchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-889990.

Faculty Information

Adraine Lawrence Lyles, PharmD, BCPS, CDE works as a clinical pharmacist at FloridaBlue. She was previously employed as aclinical pharmacy specialist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, where her practice focused on chronic disease therapy management in Family Medicine. She was also employed at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System, where she worked as an Ambulatory Care clinical pharmacy specialist and clinical associate professor with the VCU School of Pharmacy. Dr. Lyles attended the Howard University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Washington, D.C. She received her Doctorate in Pharmacy degree in 2002, and completed her postgraduate residency in Primary Care at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.Dr. Lyles became a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2006 and a certified diabetes educator in 2016.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Adraine Lawrence Lyles, PharmD, BCPS, CDE has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Webcast

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Credits

1.0 Contact Hour

Category

Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Target Audience

Pharmacist
Pharmacy Technician
Nurse

Activity Type

Application-based

Universal Activity Number

Pharmacist:
0657-0000-21-148-H01-P

Pharmacy Technician:
0657-0000-21-148-H01-T

Activity Release Date

November 11, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

November 11, 2024

Cost

$4.00

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Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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If you are licensed under a board supported by CE Broker, feel free to log into your CE Broker account to view your reported courses or to contact their support staff.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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