Diabetes Champion Course #17

September 8, 2020 to September 11, 2020

In order to receive the necessary required pre-course documents, you MUST email the Diabetes Center of Excellence, Connie Morrow (connie.c.morrow.ctr@mail.mil), once you complete the online registration.

Program Description

The Diabetes Champion Course is part of the Diabetes Center of Excellence (DCOE) initiative. The goal of this course is to provide succinct yet comprehensive diabetes education on goal, management, and resources to improve diabetes mellitus control at MTFs. As part of the DCOE Outreach program, the course focus is on training primary care staff in all MTFs to better manage patients with diabetes. It is based on a team approach which includes a provider/MD (as Champion), a nurse, and a technician, though it may take on a different configuration at individual facilities. Learners, through participation in the Diabetes Champion Course, will develop and present a CPG or process improvement plan to implement in his/her MTF/facility, resulting in the improvement of patient, provider, and MTF outcomes. This course has been developed in alignment with the 2011 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline Champion & Team Members and the 2017 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline. Four days, offered semi-annually (April and September) and is intended to be attended in person. Due to current COVID-19 issues, we will offer this course via the online DCS platform.

Target Audience

This activity provides continuing education for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and dietitians. A certificate of attendance is available for other attendees.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the scope of diabetes.
  2. Distinguish strategies to optimize provider and team behavior.
  3. Identify risk factors and metabolic defects in diabetes and pre diabetes.
  4. Summarize the clinical practice guidelines from the VADOD and American Diabetes Association.
  5. Outline programs at DCOE for patient and provider educational opportunities.
  6. Identify diabetes services covered by TRICARE.
  7. Discuss recognition and treatment of hypoglycemia.
  8. Analyze the strategies for dosing and titrating insulin.
  9. Compare strategies for initiating insulin.
  10. Demonstrate recognition of blood glucose patterns that could influence insulin dosing.
  11. Outline implementation of a diabetes prevention and/or GLB program.
  12. Analyze the significance of tobacco cessation.
  13. Define classes oral/injectable medications, explain use to treat type 2 diabetes and assess effectiveness.
  14. Apply VA/DOD sequential approach plan medical management of diabetes.
  15. Recognize elements in clinical case study to construct treatment plan.
  16. Identify techniques of pen injector devices and glucagon instruction.
  17. Develop an action plan.
  18. Explain the importance of preconception counseling for women with diabetes of childbearing age.
  19. Summarize the diabetes/hypertensive/ cholesterol medications contraindicated during pregnancy.
  20. Analyze the health care team workflow, roles and actions in the management of a PWD
  21. Distinguish the goals of nutrition therapy for PWD.
  22. List strategies to facilitate behavior change to increase activity level.
  23. Outline strategies for providing Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) to PWD.
  24. Describe Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its relation to Shared Decision Making (SDM).
  25. Summarize changes in medication regimens for known surgical or diagnostic procedures.
  26. Evaluate a pediatric patient with overweight/obesity for secondary causes and co morbidities.
  27. Develop strategies for initiation of insulin therapy.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 23.00 AAPA
    DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 23.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 23.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    UAN JA4008136-0000-20-130-L04-P
    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacists. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 23.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
  • 23.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    UAN JA4008136-0000-20-130-L04-T
    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacy Technicians. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 23.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
  • 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity for a maximum of 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 23.00 ANCC
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity. Continuing Nursing Education activity for a maximum of 23.00 contact hours Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 23.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 23.00 CDR
  • 23.00 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 23.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA J-7 CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Course opens: 
08/10/2020
Course expires: 
09/25/2020
Event starts: 
09/08/2020 - 08:00
Event ends: 
09/11/2020 - 13:30
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In order to receive the necessary required pre-course documents, you MUST email the Diabetes Center of Excellence, Connie Morrow (connie.c.morrow.ctr@mail.mil), once you complete the online registration.

Available Credit

  • 23.00 AAPA
    DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 23.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 23.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    UAN JA4008136-0000-20-130-L04-P
    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacists. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 23.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
  • 23.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    UAN JA4008136-0000-20-130-L04-T
    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacy Technicians. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 23.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
  • 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity for a maximum of 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 23.00 ANCC
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity. Continuing Nursing Education activity for a maximum of 23.00 contact hours Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 23.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 23.00 CDR
  • 23.00 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 23.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA J-7 CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
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In order to receive the necessary required pre-course documents, you MUST email the Diabetes Center of Excellence, Connie Morrow (connie.c.morrow.ctr@mail.mil), once you complete the online registration.