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Finding Balance: Preventing Medication-Related Falls though Appropriate Medication Use

Program Type

Monograph

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Offline Date:

Sunday, March 5, 2017

ACPE Expiration Date

Monday, March 5, 2018

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist

Cost

$0.00

  • Overview

    Unintentional falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults accounted for over 25% of all hospital emergency department visits related to unintentional falls. It is estimated that 28-40% of community dwelling older adults over the age of 65 will sustain one or more falls in a year. Falls in older adults are associated with serious health consequences such as fractures, disability and loss of independence.

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    Handouts

    Homestudy PDF:   Finding Balance_HK(001).pdf

    Financial Support By

    Maryland Pharmacists Association
  • Nurse

    Describe the influence of age-related changes in drug metabolism on the risk of falling
    Describe potential side effects of at least 2 classes of high risk medications associated with increased fall risk in older adults
    Given a patient scenario, identify risk factors for falling in older adults
    Given a patient scenario, use fall risk assessment tools to evaluate medication-related fall risk
    Recommend at least 2 fall prevention strategies that community pharmacists may incorporate into their practice


    Pharmacist

    Describe the influence of age-related changes in drug metabolism on the risk of falling
    Describe potential side effects of at least 2 classes of high risk medications associated with increased fall risk in older adults
    Given a patient scenario, identify risk factors for falling in older adults
    Given a patient scenario, use fall risk assessment tools to evaluate medication-related fall risk
    Recommend at least 2 fall prevention strategies that community pharmacists may incorporate into their practice

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-9999-15-037-H04-P

    Pharmacist 0798-9999-15-037-H04-P

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    PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

    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.


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