Obesity Diabetes CME | Online CE/CME Course for 5 Credit Hours

Drug Dosing in Obesity, Diabetes Pharmacology and Bariatric Surgery in Diabetes

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Course Fee

General Course Fee: $99

Obesity Diabetes CME Credit

This program in its entirety provides 5 hours (0.5 CEU) of ACPE CPE home study credit, AMA Category 2 CME, and CNE pharmacology credit.

Course Expiration Date

12/04/2022

Recording

This program, Drug Dosing in Obesity, Diabetes Pharmacology and Bariatric Surgery in Diabetes, was originally presented and recorded December 4, 2019 at a continuing education seminar for health professionals in Las Vegas, NV.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:

Drug Dosing in Obesity: A Huge Problem for Patients and Providers Alike:

  •  Describe the obesity epidemic in the United States.
  • Discuss pharmacokinetic changes in obese patients related to challenges in dosing.
  • Evaluate drugs most affected by obesity through case studies.

Diabetes Pharmacotherapy Update: Focus on the Integrating Newer Agents into Clinical Practice:

  • Prepare a brief overview of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical implication of diabetes mellitus.
  • Compare current recommended therapies for diabetes through cases.
  • Describe the role of older agents in clinical practice.
  • Evaluate the role of newer agents in the management of diabetes including effect on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Bariatric Surgery: Getting to the Gut of the Matter:

  • Analyze the role of bariatric surgery in the management of patients with morbid obesity.
  • Describe the complications and medication related changes evident post-bariatric surgery.
  •  Evaluate the roles of the team in the care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery procedures.
  • Evaluate appropriate drug therapy through case studies.

Faculty

Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, Savannah, Georgia.

Registration Instructions

  • Register online by clicking here.
  • You will register and complete your course on our learning management system (LMS).
  • Once registered, you may watch our self paced continuing education course on your computer or mobile device.
  • Course handouts, course post test and evaluation are accessible on the LMS system.

Requirements for Credit

For ACPE, ANCC or AMA Category 2 Credit, you must receive a score of 70% or greater on the multiple choice test and and complete the written course evaluation.

Please complete and test and evaluation online. ULS will receive notification of course completion, and will mail your statement of credit.*

*Pharmacists will have their credits reported directly to CPE Monitor. Please ensure that we have your NABP# and date of birth on file. ACPE does not allow us to provide you with paper Statements of Credit. Should you need a paper statement of credit, you can access that information via CPE Monitor. All other professionals: An applicable paper Statement of Credit will be issued upon receipt of your post-conference paperwork.

Obtaining CE Credit

Once your course is completed and accreditation requirements have been met, ULS will receive notification of course completion, and email your statement of credit (physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and non-US health professionals), report credit to CPE Monitor (pharmacists)  and report credit to other organizations that you specify such as CE Broker. Please provide all necessary reporting information at the time of registration.

Accreditation/ Target Audience

Physicians

This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.

American Osteopathic Association (AOA): This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.

Canadian Physicians:

Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada CFPC : This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.

Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA): This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.

Nurse Practitioners

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC):  Continuing education hours approved by ACPE meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria. This course provides pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for certification renewal. The same hours submitted to renew certification may be submitted to a State Board of Nursing for re-licensure.

National Certification Corporation (NCC): Recognizes any Nursing, Medical, Health Care or Other For Profit or Not for Profit Education Provider. Please contact NCC regarding approval.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP): National Certification Program for Nurse Practitioners accepts ACPE credit.

Nurses

University Learning Systems is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11409.

Pharmacists

University Learning Systems (ULS), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education. All ULS courses carry ACPE credit with the designation for pharmacists (P). Online courses are recognized as home study courses by ACPE.

Title: Drug Dosing in Obesity, Diabetes Pharmacology and Bariatric Surgery in Diabetes

UPN: 0741-0000-19-032-H01-P
Activity Type: Application
CEU:  5 hours
Exp. 12/04/2022

Canadian Pharmacists

Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Other Health Professionals

Contact your respective board regarding approval.