Sharpen Your Skills: Essential Injection Technique Education for Patients [Pharmacist]

Sharpen Your Skills: Essential Injection Technique Education for Patients [Pharmacist]

This course provides pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the essential skills to support diabetes patients using injectable medications. Focusing on the importance of proper injection technique, the course addresses the critical need for using a new needle with each injection and navigates barriers to needle access, including social determinants of health. Learners will review injectable diabetes medications, strategies for identifying patients requiring education, and the benefit of collaborative patient education sessions. By understanding the clinical implications of needle reuse, injection errors, and adverse reactions, pharmacy professionals can promote safety and enhance patient outcomes.

Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Recognize factors influencing the effectiveness and safety of diabetes injectable medications associated with administrative practices
2. Identify common patient injection errors associated with the administration of injectable diabetes medications
3. Describe common injectable diabetes medications and their correct administration
4. Educate a patient on the importance of proper injection technique, including the clinical implications of needle reuse
5. Analyze the social determinants of health of a patient that may affect diabetes management, and strategies to overcome these barriers 

Stephanie Bellows, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES
Specialty Clinical Pharmacist
Banner MD Anderson

Stephanie Bellows has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Financial support was provided for this course through an unrestricted educational grant from embecta.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable.
Initial Release Date: June1, 2024
Planned Expiration Date: June 1, 2027

Copyright 2024, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.  

Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-24-138-H01-P
Application-based CPE Activity

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Disease State/Drug Therapy



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01 Drug Therapy





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