Type 2 diabetes: enhancing patient care
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Pharmacy Practice Reviews use best practice guidelines and standards to help pharmacists review their current practice, consider implementing changes to practice, review and reflect on these changes, and to monitor progress. The activity focuses on identifying priorities for patient counseling, provides tools to ensure best practice encounters and addresses pharmacist competencies set out in the National Competency standards.
Participation in this activity will assist pharmacists to:
- understand and reinforce the importance of regular monitoring by the doctor on the recommended annual cycle of care
- determine and encourage the importance of adherence to medicine(s) used to manage diabetes and associated conditions and risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD)
- regularly encourage ongoing lifestyle modification to improve management and prevent long-term complications of diabetes
- recognise and advise the potential adverse effects of glucose-lowering medicine(s), particularly newer agents
- identify and refer patients who may benefit from treatment to reduce CVD risk.
Participants receive an individualised patient management plan, immediate individual and aggregate results for peer comparison, and an expert commentary based on the aggregate results.
CPD and competencies
Accreditation number CX120060. This activity has been accredited for 8 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 16 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist's CPD plan.
Pharmacy practice reviews assist pharmacists to meet the following competency standards as set out in the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Competency Standards for Pharmacists in Australia 2010:
- Standard 1.2 Practise to accepted standards
- Standard 1.3 Deliver 'patient-centred' care
- Standard 1.5 Maintain and extend professional competence
- Standard 2.1 Communicate effectively
- Standard 2.2 Work to resolve problems
- Standard 2.3 Collaborate with members of the health care team
- Standard 3.4 Manage quality service delivery
- Standard 4.2 Consider the appropriateness of prescribed medicines
- Standard 4.3 Dispense prescribed medicines
- Standard 6.1 Assess primary health care needs
- Standard 6.2 Deliver primary health care
- Standard 6.3 Contribute to public and preventive health
- Standard 7.1 Contribute to therapeutic decision-making
- Standard 7.3 Influence patterns of medicine use