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Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Selected Readings: Polypharmacy and Medication Management in the Elderly



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Series Overview

The Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Selected Readings consists of a review of pertinent topics, practice of required skills and references to helpful study resources on recent guidelines and current approaches to managing central nervous system disorders in the elderly.  

Program Content

The purpose of this activity is to offer participants recertification credits for the Board of Pharmacy Specialty (BPS) certification for geriatric practitioners (BCGP) by providing a review of pertinent topics, practice of required skills and references to helpful study resources regarding polypharmacy and medication management in the elderly. The activity will assist the participant in identifying areas needed for an in-depth review.

This module focuses on reducing polypharmacy and improving medication management in the elderly. Faculty will discuss the prevalence and risk factors associated with polypharmacy, analyze the risks associated with inappropriate medication use, learn deprescribing strategies, and revise an elderly person’s medication regimen in order to reduce polypharmacy and inappropriate medications. By reading the selected book chapter, listening to the presentation, and answering the post-activity assessment, the clinician will enhance their understanding and application of these criteria and approaches.

This activity is approved for 3.0 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. Successful completion of the learning module will provide 3.0 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.  

Faculty

Amie Blaszczyk, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS, FASCP*
Associate Professor & Division Head - Geriatrics
Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy
Research & Education Clinical Pharmacist
Advanced Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Dallas, Texas

Dana Carroll, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS, CDE*
Clinical Professor
Auburn University
Adjunct Professor
University of Alabama Family Medicine
Northport, Alabama

Emily Hajjar, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, BCACP, BCGP
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Philadelphia, Pennyslvania

Maria Shin, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS*
Assistant Professor
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy
Louisville, Kentucky

* Content Matter Experts

 

Target Audience and Program Goals

These activities are intended for Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacy Specialists in need of recertification credit. 

Learning Objectives

After participating in this CPE activity, learners should be able to: 

  • Discuss the prevalence and risk factors associated with polypharmacy in the older adult population.
  • Examine the consequences of polypharmacy in an older adult.
  • Compare and contrast the tools used to identify inappropriate prescribing in the older adult.
  • Analyze the risks of inappropriate medication use in the older adult.
  • Describe deprescribing strategies in older adults.
  • Revise an older adult’s medication regimen to reduce inappropriate prescribing and polypharmacy.
Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit

 

ACPE The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and American College of Clinical Pharmacy are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education.

 

ACPE Number Learning Activity Credit Hours
0204-0000-19-999-H01-P Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Selected Readings: Polypharmacy and Medication Management in the Elderly 3

 

To earn continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit and to receive your continuing pharmacy education statement of credit for this activity, participants must successfully complete a Web-based posttest by October 22, 2022.

 

BCGP Credit
Recertification Credit

 

Board certified pharmacists are eligible to receive up to 3 hours of recertification credit for completing this course. To earn recertification credit, learners must review the course content and successfully complete the online assessments by April 21, 2020. Only completed assessments will be eligible for credit; no partial or incomplete assessments will be processed. You are allowed only one attempt to successfully complete this assessment.

 

Technical Requirements

Courses and learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF. For all activities, you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.

 

Format: Online Test