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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast

    Credits

    1.5 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Thursday, December 27, 2018

    Offline Date

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Friday, November 19, 2021

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Nurse

    Cost

    $0.00

    • Overview

      Insomnia is common among the elderly and is known to have a negative effect on quality of life in this population. Due to many safety concerns with medications in the elderly, even geriatric specialized providers tend underdiagnose and undertreat this condition. Targeted to consultant and community pharmacists, this 90-minute webinar will feature a sleep specialist and board-certified geriatric pharmacist teaming up to provide insights into sleep science and conditions commonly associated with insomnia in the elderly while diving deep into the safety concerns and recommendations surrounding medications that treat insomnia.

      Since this webinar is focused on the elderly population, we would like to make participants aware that the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has released a long awaited 2019 update to the previous 2015 BEERS Criteria. The AGS 2019 Updated AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults is widely used as a reference when assessing inappropriate medications for the elderly. This year’s update contains 30 medications/medication classes to avoid for most older people, 40 medications/medication classes to use with caution or avoid when living with certain diseases/conditions, as well as several changes to medications previously identified as potentially inappropriate. The report can be accessed through the following link: AGS 2019 Updated AGS Beers Criteria®

      Handouts

      • Slide Document :   18204L01_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   18204L01_4pp.pdf

      Financial Support By

      Merck & Co.
    • Pharmacist

      Review the basic science of sleep knowledge necessary to care for elderly patients with insomnia
      Recognize the impact of insomnia in the elderly to include comorbidities commonly encountered as well as the consequences of untreated or inadequately treated insomnia
      Identify key counseling and follow up points for elderly patients receiving drug therapy to treat insomnia
      Review properties of medications used to treat insomnia to include efficacy, safety, and mechanism of action
      Describe safety concerns of insomnia medications frequently used in the elderly to include BEERS list status

      Nurse

      Identify key counseling and follow up points for elderly patients receiving drug therapy to treat insomnia
      Review properties of medications used to treat insomnia to include efficacy, safety, and mechanism of action
      Recognize the impact of insomnia in the elderly to include comorbidities commonly encountered as well as the consequences of untreated or inadequately treated insomnia
      Describe safety concerns of insomnia medications frequently used in the elderly to include BEERS list status
      Review the basic science of sleep knowledge necessary to care for elderly patients with insomnia
    • Activity Type

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-693458

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-204-H01-P
      Nurse 0798-0000-18-204-H01-N

      ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

      PharmCon 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.

    • Faculty

      Dana  Saffel, PharmD, CPh, BCGP, FASCP
      President and CEO of PharmaCare Strategies Inc
      Thomas  Roth, Ph.D.
      Founder & director, Sleep Disorders and Research Center, Henry Ford Hospital; Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan College of Medicine

    HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
     


    SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
    Microsoft Edge
    Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
    Google Chrome
    Safari
    Firefox 3.0.3 or higher


    NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
     
     

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