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Testosterone Replacement Therapy for the Aging Male: Counseling Insights for the Pharmacist
Continuing Education Credits for Healthcare Professionals
Credits
1 Contact Hour

Event Type
Home Study Webcast

Release Date
Monday, September 30, 2013

Expiration Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ACPE Expiration Date
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Target Audience
Pharmacist

Program Cost
Free



Program Overview
Testosterone deficiency afflicts approximately 30% of men aged 40-79 years, with an increase in prevalence strongly associated with aging and common medical conditions including obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. Recent estimates show that approximately 13 million men in the United States experience testosterone deficiency and less than 10 percent receive treatment for the condition. Restoring testosterone levels to within the normal range by using testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can greatly improve quality of life.However, potential risks for TRT exist.

Pharmacists should play a proactive role in identifying, treating, educating and monitoring patients with low testosterone levels.Pharmacists are in a unique and influential position to help recognize low testosterone patients and initiate patient and health care provider treatment and education.With increasing focus on quality of life and increasing prevalence of age-related conditions, pharmacists will find themselves dispensing more hormone replacement products, in addition to information about the actual condition and the expected effects of treatment.


Pharmacist Educational Objectives
  • Review the prevalence, epidemiology and pathophysiology of testosterone deficiency
  • Outline the risks, benefits, efficacy, and routes of administration for availabel testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)
  • Identify emerging TRT, including their potential risks and benefits
  • Counsel patients on the proper administration/application of TRT

Activity Type
Knowledge

Accreditation
Pharmacist 0798-0000-13-174-H01-P
PharmCon, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on this website.
Faculty
Tim Drake , PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor, Roseman University South Jordan, Utah Campus
Click Here For Curriculum Vitae


Financial Support By
AbbVie Inc.

Program Documents
Homestudy PDF: Testosterone