SHY: Professional Development Series for Pharmacist: Clinical Application of the 2019 Beers in an Adult Level 1 Trauma, Academic Medical Center - Patient Safety - August 20, 2020

August 20, 2020

Pharmacy continues to evolve and with that comes practices changes, new challenges and areas for improvement. ISMP continues to update their safety recommendations and Pennsylvania state board of pharmacy requires that all pharmacists have 2 patient safety contact hours for license renewal.

Target Audience

UPMC Shadyside pharmacy employees

Learning Objectives

Discuss the intent of the 2019 Beers Criteria

Describe the individual sections that make up the Beers Criteria

Identify the changes that occurred with the 2019 Updates to the Beers Criteria

Utilize the 2019 Beers Criteria to identify potentially inappropriate medications for older adults

Recommend an appropriate drug and non-drug therapy alternative for a patient prescribed a potentially inappropriate medication

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
08/20/2020
Course expires: 
09/30/2020
Event starts: 
08/20/2020 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
08/20/2020 - 1:33pm

Pharmacy continues to evolve and with that comes practices changes, new challenges and areas for improvement. ISMP continues to update their safety recommendations and Pennsylvania state board of pharmacy requires that all pharmacists have 2 patient safety contact hours for license renewal.

Shadyside Hospital
Pittsburgh , PA
United States

Jessica Isaac, PharmD

Frances Youschak, PharmD

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

This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 Attendance
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