The Impact of Medications as We Age

Pittsburgh, PA US
January 19, 2021

The purpose of this program is to help the learner understand the challenges in managing medications in the older adult as it relates to age related physiologic changes.                

          

Time

Content

Presenter

10 to 10:30am

Review age relate changes that impact medication use i.e metabolism, absorption, distribution, and execration.

Melissa Jones, MSN, RN, CDP, DS

10:30 – 11:00am

Discuss the risks of inappropriate medication use, side effects, adverse drug effects, delirium, cognitive impairment, falls

Melissa Jones, MSN, RN, CDP, DS

11:00 – 11:30am

Discuss tools and resources for assessing medication use in the older adult, (i.e BEERS list, STOP START criteria), and how these tools are used for improving medication reconciliation and patient/family/consumer education.

Melissa Jones, MSN, RN, CDP, DS

 

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

 

1.   Identify age related changes and the impact on distribution, metabolism, absorption, and excretion.

2.   Identify the risk of inappropriate medication use in the older adult.

3.   Articulate the use of tools such as the BEERS list can be used to improve medication use in the older adult.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.50 ASWB
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/07/2021
Course expires: 
02/19/2021
Event starts: 
01/19/2021 - 10:00am
Event ends: 
01/19/2021 - 11:30am

Time

Content

Presenter

10 to 10:30am

Review age relate changes that impact medication use i.e metabolism, absorption, distribution, and execration.

Melissa Jones, MSN, RN, CDP, DS

10:30 – 11:00am

Discuss the risks of inappropriate medication use, side effects, adverse drug effects, delirium, cognitive impairment, falls

Melissa Jones, MSN, RN, CDP, DS

11:00 – 11:30am

Discuss tools and resources for assessing medication use in the older adult, (i.e BEERS list, STOP START criteria), and how these tools are used for improving medication reconciliation and patient/family/consumer education.

Melissa Jones, MSN, RN, CDP, DS

Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Melissa Jones, MSN, RN, CDP, DS

UPMC Senior Services, Geriatric Nurse Educator

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CCM CE will be provided:  1 CE and sent from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5  continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.50 ASWB
  • 1.50 Attendance
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