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Digital Seminar

Geriatric Pharmacology: Maximizing Safety & Effectiveness


Faculty:
Steven Atkinson
Duration:
6 Hours 06 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Mar 12, 2019
Product Code:
POS073310
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Prevent Critical Pharmacology Errors, Avoid Malpractice Lawsuits and Start Prescribing with Confidence…

Treating your geriatric patients is challenging! Older adults can be complex, with multiple diseases and a variety of treatment options. With so many changes in medications and guidelines for prescribing, how are you supposed to keep up? Additionally, you worry about patient compliance, unique pharmacodynamics and treating one condition without the side effects causing more harm than good. Feeling overwhelmed? We have your solution!

This comprehensive program recording will give you the tools and strategies you need to prescribe with confidence. Drawing from decades of experience, Steven Atkinson will provide you with cutting-edge information regarding potential side effects, drug interactions, and proper prescribing and monitoring procedures for a variety of acute and chronic diseases.

Steven knows that you must rely on your experience, instincts and education to make decisions about what is best for your patient. That's why he has developed numerous tips and tools that can make this challenging job easier. Don't miss this opportunity to join him for this comprehensive program. You will leave confident in your prescribing ability and armed with the knowledge you need to immediately to improve outcomes for your geriatric patients.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 380 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.3 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 03/12/2022.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Physician Assistants

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

Steven Atkinson Related seminars and products: 13

PA-C, MS


Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, is a Board Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He practices medicine in the greater Minneapolis area. In addition to his private practice, he has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and has been involved in medicine for over 30 years.

Steven is the co-founder of Twin Cities Physicians, which serves older adults in nearly all levels of their care. He has presented nationally for over 15 years, primarily speaking about geriatric-related syndromes.

Steven is the author of Geriatric Pharmacology: The Principles of Practice & Clinical Recommendations, Second Edition (PESI, 2016) and also sits on several boards whose purpose is to elevate the level of care in medicine for the patients they serve. Steven has been described as a “dynamic” educator and one of the most engaging presenters around. Don’t miss him!

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steven Atkinson is the founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians; and owner of Mindful Geriatrics, LLC. He is an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Utah. Mr. Atkinson receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing and Media. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Steven Atkinson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose. 


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Additional Resources

To order the book, Geriatric Pharmacology, Second Edition, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Top 10 Geriatric Syndromes, please visit our product store.


Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Specify preventative techniques and individual monitoring plans to minimize adverse drug events and drug-drug interactions.
  2. Apply the principles of polypharmacy to the patient with cognitive impairment.
  3. Point out the effects of aging on pharmacokinetics.
  4. Evaluate major causes, mechanism and early symptoms of drug-induced toxicity.
  5. Assess tools used to safely taper and discontinue medications.
  6. Select prescribing strategies for the geriatric patient.
  7. Incorporate age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to clinical scenarios.

Outline

Aging and Pharmacodynamics

  • Effects of Aging on Drug Therapy
  • Variations in Drug Half-life and Clearance
  • Drug Dosing in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Common Inappropriate & Over-prescribed Drugs
  • Identifying Subtle Clues to Prevent an Adverse Drug Reaction

Drug-Drug Interactions

  • The P450 System
  • The Magic Drug Number in the Elderly
  • The Top 10 Medications to Avoid
  • The Top 10 Drug-drug Interactions
  • Drugs Associated with Weight Loss

Strategies to Avoid Adverse Drug Events

  • Identifying Subtle Clues to Prevent an Adverse Drug Reaction
  • Individualizing a Monitoring Plan
  • Mandatory Gradual Dose Reduction (GDR)
  • The Garfinkel Method for Drug Discontinuation

The "BEERS Criteria"

  • What are the Experts Saying?
  • Follow the Criteria OR go with your Instincts?
  • When Inappropriate Drugs are OK

STOPP and START

  • New Recommendations
  • Guidelines by Body System
  • Putting it all Together - Still a Puzzle?

Controversial Vitamins & Herbal Supplements

  • Is your Multivitamin killing you?
  • After 19 years, the Research is in
  • Advising your Patients Appropriately
  • The Vitamins that Help & the Ones that Hurt

Psychopharmacology

  • Selecting the Right Medication
  • Challenges in LTC
  • Black Box WARNINGS

Dementia, Depression & Delirium

  • The 3 "Ds" in Geriatrics
  • Drugs that Cause Cognitive Impairment

Prescribing Challenges & Solutions

  • Cardiovascular
    • Digoxin, Amiodarone & the Risk of Orthostatsis
    • The New Anti-Hypertensive Guidelines
  • Neurological
    • The Risk of "Sleepers": Zolpidem, Eszopiclone, Zaleplon
  • Endocrinology
    • "Doc I've got a Low 'T'"
    • Eliminating Sliding Scales
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Risks of Proton-pump-inhibitors (PPIs)
    • Best Antiemetic Choices
  • Anticholinergics
    • Associated Psychosis
    • Increased Anxiety and Agitation
  • Antithrombotics
    • Is Aspirin Still Recommended?
  • Anti-Infectives
    • Antibiotic Stewardship
    • Drug Resistance Concerns
    • Major Contributors to Cdiff
  • Pain Meds
    • Newest Guidelines for Opioid Discontinuance
    • Alternatives to Opioids

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants

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