Become a Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator (CDOE)-
Enroll in the 2019 CDOE Certification Course today!

Time and Place: 

Session I: 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Session II:

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Session III:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 

8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Session IV:

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Imperial Room at Rhodes Place

1 Rhodes Place,  Cranston, RI 


CDOE Exam:

Tuesday, May 7, 2018

9AM - 12PM

Warwick Public Library

600 Sandy Lane,

Warwick, RI



The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 



 

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Are you a Nurse, Pharmacist, or Dietitian who works with patients who have diabetes?  Become a Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator (CDOE) and learn how to better help your patients with diabetes.  

Diabetes educators are healthcare professionals who focus on educating people with and at risk for diabetes and related conditions to achieve behavior change goals which, in turn, lead to better clinical outcomes and improved health status. Diabetes educators apply in-depth knowledge and skills in the biological and social sciences, communication, counseling, and educational fields to provide self-management education/self-management training.

Services provided by diabetes educators are eligible for third party reimbursement. In addition to coverage for diabetes self-management training/education (DSMT/E), services for discipline-specific counseling, such as medical nutrition therapy provided by dietitians/nutritionists, or medication therapy management services provided by pharmacists are available.

The CDOE organization assists their educators by providing continuing education programs with the latest therapies and technologies related to diabetes. CDOEs network with one another and collaborate to share best practices for diabetes education.

The CDOE Certification Course and Exam are only held once each year, and space is limited - Apply now to get a seat!

Qualifications to Become a Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator (CDOE):

  • CDOE Candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years experience as a registered nurse, dietitian, and/or pharmacist (RN, RD, or RPh) or may petition the Credentialing Committee in collaboration with the Executive CDOE Board for review.
  • CDOE candidates must be licensed in Rhode Island as a RN, RD or RPh.
  • CDOE candidates must have twelve (12) hours of diabetes experience within the last two (2) years either as part of your usual employment or via participation in volunteer work, diabetes support groups, health fairs, screenings, etc.

Steps to becoming CDOE: 

1) Use the registration form below to apply for the CDOE Certification Course

2) Attend all four (4) sessions of the CDOE Certification Course

3) Successfully pass the CDOE Certification Exam

4) Observe a CDOE teaching and successfully deliver teaching under observation by a CDOE within nine (9) months after passing the CDOE exam

Course Agenda

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
(6.0 contact hours for dietitians and nurses) [NOT accredited for Pharmacists]

  • Pathophysiology and Acute Complications of Diabetes
  • Prevention of Chronic Complications of Diabetes
  • Basic Nutrition Principles for Diabetes Management

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
(7.0 contact hours for dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists)

  • Pharmacotherapeutic Management of Diabetes Mellitus
  • Advanced Nutrition Principles for Diabetes: Meal Planning and Carbohydrate Counting
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Health Literacy and Diabetes
Tuesday, April 9, 2019  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
(6.75 contact hours for dietitians and nurses) [NOT accredited for Pharmacists]
  • Diabetes in the Pediatric Patient and Insulin Pumps
  • Pattern Management Made Easy
  • Physical Activity and Diabetes
  • Glucose Meters
  • Special Considerations for Diabetes Management
  • Patient Assessment and Principles of Adult Education

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
(6.5 contact hours for dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists)

  • Motivational Interviewing and Behavioral Change
  • Diabetes and Depression
  • Practical Applications of Diabetes Management
  • Question and Answer Session

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9AM - 12PM - CDOE Certification Exam


All Classes are held at:

The Imperial Room

1 Rhodes Place
Cranston, RI

Exam is held at:

 Warwick Public Library

600 Sandy Lane,

Warwick, RI

Registration Fees:

CDOE Course Registration Fee $799

Registration fee includes:

  • Course materials/handouts via electronic download
  • Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Continuing education credits
  • CDOE Certification Exam

Additional Items Available:

USB Drive with course materials and handouts $29

All presenter slides printed out 6 per page, front and back, black and white, and contained in a binder for note taking during course $129

New this year: Individuals may attend the course for continuing education without seeking certification

 Registration Type  Non-CDOEs Current CDOEs *
 CDOE Certification Course & Exam  $799  N/A
 All 4 Sessions for CE Credit ONLY  $599  $499
 Single-day registration for CE Credit ONLY  $199  $149
*Current CDOEs must be logged into CDOE website to register at the CDOE rates

 Dates Hours of CE CE for Nurses and Dietitians  CE for Pharmacists 
Tues, March 12, 2019  6.0  Yes  No
Tues, March 26, 2019  7.0  Yes  Yes
Tues, April 9, 2019  6.75  Yes  No
Tues, April 23, 2019  6.5  Yes  Yes
Tues, May 7, 2019  Exam  No  No


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