NCPA Therapeutic Shoe Fitter Course

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Release Date: October 21, 2011
Expiration Date:
October 21, 2014

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.


Overview:

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 [7] 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.


Disclaimer:

Certain states with orthotics and prosthetics or pedorthic requirements mandate that practitioners meet that state's requirements in order to dispense therapeutic footwear. Since each of these states has different requirements and definitions, pedorthic practitioners in those states should consult their specific state government. Successful completion of the NCPA Therapeutic Shoe Fitter Course does not guarantee or imply that you will be able to dispense footwear in your state.


Target Audience: Pharmacists/HME Dealers and Staff



Professional Competencies:

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

  • Comprehend the basic anatomy, physiology, and terminology related to the lower extremity.
  • Recognize important facts about diabetes; its incidence, prevalence, and related foot and other complications.
  • Understand the basics of human biomechanics, the gait cycle and its phases, and the key muscles involved.
  • Recognize the most commonly encountered foot complications, how to manage them, and know when to refer a patient to another healthcare professional.

Accreditation:

NCPA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program consists of seven [7] modules and provides up to 16 contact hours (1.6 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists only.

Program Title ACPE
Universal Program Number
Module 1: Anatomy and Terminology of the Lower Extremity 207-000-11-090-H01-P
Module 2: Gait 207-000-11-091-H01-P
Module 3: Diabetes 207-000-11-092-H01-P
Module 4: Common Foot Disorders 207-000-11-093-H01-P
Module 5: Sports-Related Lower Extremity Injuries 207-000-11-094-H01-P
Module 6: Pedorthic Management of Foot Disorders 207-000-11-095-H01-P
Module 7: Documentation of Live Participation N/A


Acknowledgements:

Faculty Information

Joan Erback Edelstein, MA, PT FISPO
Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Director of the Program in Physical Therapy
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York

Walter J. Pedowitz, MD
Clinical Professor
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York

Robert Schwartz, C.Ped.
President, CEO
Eneslow Pedorthic Enterprises, Inc.
New York, New York

Justin Wernick, DPM, C.Ped.
NY College of Podiatric Medicine
Orthopedic Department
New York, New York

Advisory Panel

Walter J. Pedowitz, MD
Clinical Professor
Columbia University
New York, New York

Justin Wernick, DPM
NY College of Podiatric Medicine
Orthopedic Department
New York, New York

Gary Glisson, RPh, FACA, FIACP
Ward Drug Company
Nashville, North Carolina

Project Staff

Dennis J. Janisse, C.Ped.
Project Editor
President and CEO
National Pedorthic Services
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

William Popomaronis, R.Ph.
Assistant Project Director
Vice-President, Long Term and Home Health
National Community Pharmacists Association
Alexandria, Virginia

Stacey M. Swartz, Pharm.D.
Associate Project Editor
National Community Pharmacists Association
Alexandria, Virginia


Activity Fee: $195 members


Disclosure Declaration:

It is the policy of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of their continuing education activities.

The author, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation of this continuing educational activity. Information regarding drugs (e.g., their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions) and drug delivery systems are subject to change, however, the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug or using the drug delivery systems.

Approval of credit for this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement by NCPA of any product or manufacturer identified.


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NCPA is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as an approved provider of general continuing pharmacy education and certificate programs. The online home study program consists of seven [7] modules and provides up to 16 contact hours (CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists only. This program is no longer valid for credit after 2014. This education program is a publication of NCPA.

This education program is a publication of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). Copyright © 1998, 2004, 2005, 2011 National Community Pharmacists Association. All rights reserved. Any reproduction, photocopying, storage or transmission by magnetic or electronic means without the expressed written consent of NCPA and the payment of appropriate fees is strictly prohibited by law.

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