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    Home Study Details


    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast

    Credits

    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Offline Date

    Friday, January 11, 2019

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Friday, January 11, 2019

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

    Cost

    $4.00

    • 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

         4.75  out of 5

      Handouts

      • Slide Document :   15161L01_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   15161L01_4pp.pdf

      Financial Support By

      PharmCon
    • Pharmacist

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

      Pharmacy Technician

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

      Knowledge

      CE Broker

      20-512369

      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-15-161-H01-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-15-161-H01-T

      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.


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