Advancements in Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Impact on Patient Outcomes

Rochester, NY US
April 21, 2021

This CE will provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with current information about CGM and considerations for safe and effective use in specific patient populations. The program will provide a detailed review of the devices currently approved CGM, compare the various devices and apply this information to practice through evaluation of guidelines and primary literature. This program will also review pharmacist and pharmacy technician roles in CGM and assisting patients with access including plans for a dedicated pharmacy service for supporting patients with diabetes on CGM. After participating in this CE pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should have a greater understanding of guidelines, different CGM technologies and how to apply the information into practice.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Summarize guideline-based recommendations for use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
  2. Evaluate CGM devices currently available, access and considerations for use.
  3. Examine trial data to support the use of CGM and identify how CGM can improve outcomes for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
  4. Recognize the role of pharmacists in CGM education and management to improve diabetes management, CGM device selection and adherence.

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Identify patients that can benefit from the use of CGM.
  2. Compare and contrast available CGM devices.
  3. Recognize the important role of pharmacy technicians in assisting patients gaining access to CGM devices and improving patient outcomes.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/21/2021 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/21/2021 - 8:00am CDT
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee and presenter have nothing to disclose.
Planning committee members
Allison Trawinski, PharmD, MBA
Assistant Director of Specialty Pharmacy
University of Rochester Medical Center
Course reviewer
James Lichauer, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
PI Program Director, Pharmacy
Vizient, Inc.
Kristin Reindel, PharmD
PGY2 Specialty Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident
University of Rochester Medical Center
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and University of Rochester Medical Center.  Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation Statements:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-126-L01-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-126-L01-T

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
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