Continuous Glucose Monitors: Basics for Community Pharmacists

Continuous Glucose Monitors: Basics for Community Pharmacists

Pharmacists are commonly dispensing continuous glucose monitoring supplies and very few have been educated on these devices within their graduate and post-graduate training. This module will provide the training needed to be comfortable educating patients on aspects of each continuous glucose monitoring system available currently.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Explain the mechanism of continuous glucose monitors (CGM), paying particular attention to explaining why finger stick and CGM readings may differ.
2. Summarize the unique features of each continuous glucose monitor available within the US
3. Evaluate directional arrows or ambulatory glucose reports and provide guidance to patients to correct their glucose patterns
4. Demonstrate ability to teach patients how to use CGM as well as troubleshoot problems that arise

Caressa Trueman, PharmD
PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident
Nebraska Medicine

Emily Knezevich, PharmD, CDCES, BCPS, FCCP
Associate Professor
Creighton University School of Pharmacy & Health Professions

Emily Knezevich reports she is a clinical investigator.

Caressa Trueman reports no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this continuing pharmacy education course. 

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Initial Release Date: February 15, 2021
Planned Expiration Date: February 15, 2024

Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-21-082-H01-P
Application-based CPE Activity

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¹CEImpact provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. The learner will not receive CPE credit after two failed attempts.

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Disease State/Drug Therapy



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01 Drug Therapy





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