NCPA Therapeutic Shoe Fitter Course
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Date: October 21, 2011
NCPA is a leader in education community pharmacists how to develop new market niches in disease management. This program will provide participants with 16 ACPE continuing education contact hours (1.6 CEUs) in pharmacy education. In order to receive the course certificate of completion, participants must successfully complete all modules in the Online Home Study program, as well as attend and successfully complete the Live portion of the therapeutic shoe fitter course, conducted by NCPA or one of its approved education partners.
Completion of all components of this NCPA Therapeutic Shoe Fitter course will provide the participant with extensive education and training to fit therapeutic shoes. Persons with diabetes, in particular, are prime candidates for therapeutic shoes and foot orthotics. Online study program topics include: a review of the relevant anatomy and terminology of the lower extremity; gait and biomechanics; overview of diabetes mellitus, complications, and the importance of good foot care in diabetes patients; identification and analysis of foot disorders and conditions commonly encountered by pharmacists; and pedorthic management of these foot conditions. Medicare provides coverage for therapeutic shoes, but providers should first complete comprehensive education and training. Completion of the NCPA Therapeutic Shoe Fitter Course (all seven  modules), as well as attending and successfully completing the Live portion conducted by one of its approved education partners will provide the participant with a Therapeutic Shoe Fitter certificate of course completion. This course can be applied toward the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) (www.abcop.org) certified fitter of therapeutic shoes credential.
Target Audience: Pharmacists/HME Dealers and Staff
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
Erback Edelstein, MA, PT FISPO
J. Pedowitz, MD
Dennis J. Janisse,
Activity Fee: $195 members
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