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Digital Seminar

Drug Prescribing and Deprescribing in Older Adults


Faculty:
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS
Duration:
2 Hours 02 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 27, 2021
Product Code:
POS078330
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Older adults can be complex to provide care for.  There are often chronic and acute conditions, with pharmacological treatments prescribed for each.  The evidence is ever-changing.  Staying on top of current best practices for geriatric medications specifically can feel overwhelming.  Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, a Board-Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine, is going to provide a critical session with all the updates you need to incorporate into practice.  You will be able to prescribe and deprescribe with confidence! 

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Faculty

Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS's Profile

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Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He practices medicine in the greater Minneapolis area and is involved in pharmacological and pain management challenges daily. 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 on a variety of topics that draw from his specialty expertise.

Steven is the author of Geriatric Pharmacology: The Principles of Practice & Clinical Recommendations, Second Edition and 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.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steven Atkinson is the founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians and Midwest Geriatrics Services, and he is the owner of Mindful Geriatrics, LLC. He provides legal counseling services to medical professionals and receives compensation. Mr. Atkinson receives a fee for course development from Executive Links. He is adjunct faulty at the University of Utah. Mr. Atkinson receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He owns stocks/shares in Moderna, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.

Non-financial: Steven Atkinson is a member of the board for MDMA. He is a member of AMDA/PALTC, GMPA, and others. For a complete list, please contact info@pesi.com.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

 

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Objectives

  1. Plan to minimize adverse drug events and drug-drug interactions for your patients. 
  2. Evaluate the effects of aging on pharmacokinetics. 
  3. Apply the Beers criteria or STOPP/START to geriatric patient case reviews. 
  4. Analyze prescribing and deprescribing strategies for safety and outcome achievement. 

Outline

Generalities of Physiological Aging  
  • Physiological aging changes and drug therapy  
  • Pharmacokinetic clarity 
Avoiding Dangerous Geriatric Drugs 
  • The Top 10 List of Unsafe Medications in the Elderly  
  • BEERS Criteria and STOPP/START 
  • Common inappropriate and overprescribed medications 
  • Controversial over-the-counter and herbal medications 
Dose Adjust Medications Safely in Chronic Kidney Disease 
  • Understanding CKD in geriatrics  
  • Drug-drug interactions and drug-disease interactions 
Prevent Critical Pharmacology Errors 
  • Strategies to avoid adverse drug events 
Deprescribing in the Elderly 
  • Sifting through algorithms and evidence  

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Nursing Home Administrators

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