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Digital Seminar

Geriatric Pharmacology Intensive Training: Current Guidelines & Treatments for Older Adult Patients


Speaker:
Kiplee Bell, MD, PA
Duration:
5 Hours 47 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 25, 2023
Product Code:
POS078706
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

To ensure positive outcomes and adequate health maintenance in the older adult person, it is important to continually review, update and clarify the role of geriatric pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics as it pertains to each body system. Practical application and an intense case review Bring real-life patient care to the forefront 

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. 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. 
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  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 profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 5.75 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 347 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 5.75 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 5.75 contact hours. Expires: 09/21/2026.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 5.5 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

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 5.5 self-study contact hours.

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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 5.75 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

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 5.5 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 10/25/2023. It was last reviewed on 09/20/2023 and is valid until 09/20/2026

 

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 10/25/2023. It was last reviewed on 09/20/2023 and is valid until 09/20/2026.

 

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 5.75 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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Speaker

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Kiplee Bell, MD, PA, is a thought leader and sought-after medical lecturer. She earned board certification as a Physician Assistant, an additional master’s degree in Gerontology, and finally her Doctorate in medicine. Over the course of her career, Kiplee has worked in acute care, urgent care, ambulatory care, and long-term care settings. Currently, she treats geriatric patients in her practice, is the CEO of Impactful Caregiving, a professional education and consultation company, and Impactful Care, her Telehealth Brand. Additionally, Kiplee enjoys ‘real talk’ on her themed podcast CarePOD.  

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Kiplee Bell has employment relationships with Impactful Care/Impactful Caregiving, Jefferson University, and Virtua Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Kiplee Bell has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

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Objectives

  1. Explore the pearls and pitfalls of both prescribed and over the counter medication regimens. 
  2. Analyze geriatric polypharmacy and how a multidisciplinary approach can mitigate medication use. 
  3. Determine effective education and communication strategies to use with patients and their families about common side effects from prescribed medications. 
  4. Plan for the most common challenging geriatric behaviors triggered by important drug to drug interactions. 
  5. Discover cultural barriers to patient medication compliance. 
  6. Identify over the counter medication risk. 
  7. Understand techniques to properly triage a medication list for the patient with multiple comorbidities. 
  8. Manage the use of the remote medication Pyxis. 
  9. Learn tips to improve collaboration with the pharmacist in your organization. 

Outline

Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions: Current Medication Guidelines & Treatments for Older Adults 

  • GERD 
    • Approach to the older adult with dyspepsia 
    • Medication induced esophagitis 
  • Constipation 
    • Opioid induced constipation 
  • Decreased Appetite/Failure to Thrive 
    • Discerning root causes 
    • Cachexia in Terminal Illness 
    • Dysphagia 
    • Dentition, Depression, Distaste 
  • Avoiding the GI Bleed  
    • Over the counter conundrum 
    • Anticoagulants - the risk vs. benefit 

Lower Gastrointestinal Conditions: Current Medication Guidelines & Treatments for Older Adults 

  • Small Bowel Obstruction 
    • Post op interventions 
    • Pathophysiology of GI peristalsis 
  • Diverticulitis vs. Diverticulosis 
  • Decreased Peristalsis 
  • Hemorrhoids 
  • Colon Cancer Risk and Updated Maintenance Guidelines 
  • Ulcerative Colitis /Crohn's Disease  
    • Role of autoimmune disease and the additional variable immunosuppression risk 

Pulmonology Conditions: Current Medication Guidelines & Treatments for Older Adults 

  • COPD  
    • Assessing risk/morbidity/mortality 
  • DVT Prophylaxis/Pulmonary Embolism  
    • Risk stratification for stroke risk - especially in patients with afib 
  • The Covid Long Hauler & Pulmonary Function 
    • Pulmonary rehab 
    • Where are we now? 
  • Smoking Cessation & the Older Adult Person 
  • Pneumonia 

Cardiology Conditions: Current Medication Guidelines & Treatments for Older Adults 

  • The Role of Aspirin 
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias - and the EKG rhythm 
  • Anticoagulation 
  • Anti-arrhythmics 
  • Antiplatelets 
  • Anti-hypertensives & Rate Control 
  • CHF 

Neurology Conditions: Current Medication Guidelines & Treatments for Older Adults 

  • Preserve Cognitive Function in the Dementia Patient 
  • Deprescribing to Avoid Polypharmacy Risks 
  • Neuroleptics and Central Nervous System Agents 
  • Dementia  
  • Behavioral Medications for: Sun Downing Aggression, Hallucinations, Hygiene, Intimacy, Anxiety, Repetitive and Depressive Behaviors, Nutrition 

Endocrine Conditions: Current Medication Guidelines & Treatments for Older Adults 

  • Diabetic Protocols & Medication Guidelines 
  • Management of Diabetic Emergencies 
  • Electrolyte Imbalance Role in Maintenance of Blood Glucose 
  • Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia in the Patient with Decreased PO Intake  
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions: Current Medication Guidelines & Treatments for Older Adult 

Musculoskeletal Complaints in Patients with Multiple Comorbidities  

  • Avoid the Pitfalls of End Organ Damage During Treatment 
  • Explore Topicals, Nutraceuticals & Other Related Adjuvants

Target Audience

  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses 

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