Best Practices in Continuous Glucose Monitoring in the Inpatient Setting during the COVID-19 Pandemic

ACPE Activity Number:  0204-0000-21-413-H01-P
Activity Date
: May 25, 2021
Expiration Date: May 25, 2022
Activity Type: Application-based 
CE Credits: 1.0 hour
Activity Fee: Free of charge 

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Accreditation for Pharmacists 

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists who practice in hospitals and health systems.

Activity Overview

Given the risk of severe COVID-19 complications for people with diabetes, optimal glucose management is likely to affect patient outcomes. With the temporary approval by FDA of the use of non-invasive remote monitoring devices in hospitals, healthcare professionals will need education on appropriate use in this care setting. This educational activity will identify which hospitalized patients are suitable candidates for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Workflow and policies and procedures that facilitate their safe use will also be explained. The activity will conclude with a discussion of the role the pharmacist in helping patients optimize use of CGM devices in the hospital setting.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify which hospitalized patients with diabetes and COVID-19 infections are candidates for CGM systems.
  • Discuss the benefits of the use of CGMs in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare personnel and patients.
  • Summarize the role of the pharmacist in employing continuous glucose monitoring systems in appropriate hospitalized patients. 

Faculty Information

Matt Baker, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, BPLA, Activity Chair
Pharmacy Clinical Supervisor
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
North Kansas City Hospital
North Kansas City, Missouri

Guillermo E. Umpierrez, M.D., CDCES, MACP, FACE
Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Chief of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Grady Health Systems
Atlanta, Georgia

Relevant Financial Relationship Disclosure

The following persons in control of this activity’s content have one or more relevant financial relationships. 

  • Guillermo Umpierrez: Investigator - Novo Nordisk, Dexcom, Astra Zeneca 

All of the relevant financial relationships for the aforementioned individuals have been mitigated. 

All others in control of the content of this activity do not have a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

As defined by the Standards of Integrity and Independence definition of ineligible company.

Methods and CE Requirements

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Supported by an educational grant from Dexcom.