Michelle Stewart became a pharmacist in 2009 but insists that she truly began practicing pharmacy years later, when she hired Ashley Potter RPT. As a preceptor for three assistants bridging to the role of Pharmacy Technician, Michelle had every opportunity to understand the potential of a pharmacy team with technical support. On the Westside of New Glasgow in rural Nova Scotia that potential is being realized and the benefits of this model exceed what was only a notion a few years ago. In appreciation for the opportunities afforded to her through Technician support, Michelle aims to provide Nova Scotia's RPTs with practice resources to prevent dispensing errors.
- Review the 2018 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines to provide practical management of diabetes for self-management education (SME) with self-management support (SMS)
- Apply the use of self-management of blood glucose (SMBG) devices and mobile applications for diabetes management to facilitate in decision making, as well as improvements in healthy behaviors and clinical outcomes.
- Outline how pharmacists can play a key role in optimizing care for diabetes patients by using technological aids to efficiently manage time during consultations.