APRN Pharmacology Today: Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus

APRN Pharmacology Today: Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus

Type: Online
Expiration Date: 12/21/2019
Location: Online

Contact Hours

Pharmacology Hours


Recent studies have shown that new-onset diabetes mellitus may be a precursor of bigger health problems. For advanced practice nurses, patient education is a part of the entire patient care experience. Are you informing your patients about prediabetes symptoms or the long-term microvascular and macrovascular complications associated with diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Sign up for this new APRN Pharmacology Today online course, in which you will review pharmacotherapeutic options for treating patients with DM. Join us for an in-depth review of drug treatments and current clinical practice guidelines to improve glycemic control and minimize microvascular and macrovascular complications of DM.

Dr. Joel Marrs, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Cardiology), BCACP, CLS, associate professor of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado, will lead this innovative, self-paced online course and give you a better understanding of therapeutic options and treatments focused on the prevention of microvascular and macrovascular complications associated with DM.

Key Learning Outcomes


After taking this interactive online course, you will be able to:

  • Describe risk factors and diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus
  • Review current literature and guideline recommendations for the treatment of diabetes mellitus
  • Compare and contrast the available pharmacologic treatments for diabetes mellitus
  • Formulate a treatment and monitoring plan for a patient with diabetes mellitus to decrease the risk of microvascular and macrovascular complications
  • And much more!

Presented By


Dr. Joel C. Marrs, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, FNLA, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCACP, CLS, ASH-CHC

Dr. Joel Marrs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Colorado, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS). Dr. Marrs received his PharmD degree from Butler University. Following his PharmD degree, he completed a postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy practice residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio and a PGY2 Family Medicine Specialty residency at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with Added Qualifications in Cardiology and a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist. He is a Clinical Lipid Specialist recognized by the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology. He is an American Society of Hypertension Certified Hypertension Clinician (ASH-CHC). He is Fellow of the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP), the National Lipid Association (NLA) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Currently, he is president-elect of the Southwest Chapter of the NLA. In his current position, Dr. Marrs practices as a clinical pharmacy specialist with Denver Health in an internal medicine clinic where he focuses on cardiovascular and metabolic pharmacotherapy. His research interests are focused on the prevention and management of endocrine and cardiovascular disease and patient-centered outcomes research. He is the chair of the University of Colorado SSPPS curriculum committee.

Pricing Information




Use of these or any other course(s)/material(s) does not imply eligibility for certification or successful performance on any certification exam, nor is it a requirement to qualify for individual certification.

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Price: $79.00

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