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2015 Beers Update

Event Type

Live Online

Date

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Time

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Location

PharmCon Webinar Studio (freeCE.com)

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$30.00

  • Overview

    With people generally living longer and the "baby boomer" generation rapidly entering into the geriatric population (≥ 65y.o.), there is a growing need for a concentration on tending to the healthcare needs of this specific population. In October of 2015, a new update to the Beers List of Medications was released, with updates based on newer evidence based literature reviews. This was the first update since 2012, and as a follow-up to a previous freeCE presentation on the Beers List, we will first review the pertinent updates since the last Beers List update, and certainly review the general suggestions overall. As a primer, we will review the differences among generations with regards to sociological and psychological factors, and then the changing physiology of a typical geriatric patient, which is the driving force for the changes in medication selection and dosage. We will also discuss pertinent geriatric references and certifications for more information as well. Most importantly drugs to avoid in the elderly (DAE), high risk medications for use in the elderly (HRMEs), drug-drug interactions to avoid in the elderly, and medications to use with caution in certain medical conditions (especially compromised kidney function) will be discussed in regards to safety and clinically relevant alternatives.

    Rating


    Handouts

    Slide Document:   15161L01_2pp.pdf


    Slide Document:   15161L01_4pp.pdf

    Financial Support By

    Pharmaceutical Education Consultants, Inc.
  • Nurse

    Recognize sociological and physiological differences among generations
    Describe the physiological changes of the geriatric population
    Outline the medications that should be avoided and/or adjusted in the geriatric population and the respective alternatives


    Pharmacist

    Recognize sociological and physiological differences among generations
    Describe the physiological changes of the geriatric population
    Outline the medications that should be avoided and/or adjusted in the geriatric population and the respective alternatives


    Pharmacy Technician

    Recognize the sociological and psychological differences among generations
    Name several common physiological changes of the geriatric population
    List several medications or medication classes that should be avoided in the elderly

  • Repeat Presentation

    This presentation was last given on Friday, December 30, 2016

    Future Airings

    None

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-15-161-L01-P

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-15-161-L01-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-15-161-L01-T

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