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Geriatrics PRN and GI/Liver/Nutrition PRN Focus Session -- Nutritional and Hepatic Concerns in the Older Adult: What's a Pharmacist To Do?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM EST at 2nd Floor: Nassau

Available for 1.50 hours of CPE credit
Activity Number: 0217-0000-19-183-L01-P
Activity Type: A Knowledge-Based Activity

  • Kalin M. Clifford, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGPModerator: Kalin M. Clifford, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP

Aging and Diseased Livers - Well, What am I Supposed to do Now?
1:15 PM

  • Jeffrey T. Sherer, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, BCGPSpeaker: Jeffrey T. Sherer, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, BCGP
    Clinical Professor, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, Texas
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Learning Objectives
1. Compare age-related changes to disease-related changes to the hepatic system and how it affects drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
2. Examine the methodologies used to quantitate hepatic function.
3. Using patient specific variables focusing on changes in hepatic function, provide appropriate therapeutic and monitoring recommendations.
To Get the Feeding Tubes or Not: Understanding Malabsorption and Malnutrition in the Older Adult
1:45 PM

  • Anne M. Tucker, Pharm.D.Speaker: Anne M. Tucker, Pharm.D.
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care/Nutrition Support, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
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Learning Objectives
1. Discuss malabsorption disorders (including when feeding tubes are indicated) and how this affects drug therapy in the older adult.
2. Describe agents that can be used for appetite stimulation or treatment of malnutrition in all older adults across the age spectrum.
3. Analyze a patient's medication list for potential absorption issues and administration considerations when feeding tubes are utilized.
Interpreting Diagnostic Criteria and Treating Hepatitis C in Older Adults
2:15 PM

  • Michelle T. Martin, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACPSpeaker: Michelle T. Martin, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP
    Clinical Pharmacist and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
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Learning Objectives
1. Apply the Hepatitis C treatment and screening guidelines to older adults who are candidate for HCV therapy.
2. Compare and contrast the efficacy and safety of direct acting antiviral medications to treat older adults with HCV.
3. Given an older adult with multiple comorbid conditions, design an appropriate recommendations for those with hepatitis C.