Pharmacy: Older and Wiser: Essential Knowledge for the Management of Older Adults
10.00
Online
Elective
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Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss the physiologic changes that occur in older adults which make them distinct from the general population.
  • Review the current theories of Alzheimer’s disease pathophysiology.
  • Identify patients who present with Alzheimer’s disease based on its criteria for diagnosis.
  • Recommend appropriate therapy for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease with respect to its mechanisms, dosing, and adverse effects.
  • Identify patients who present with Parkinson’s disease based on its criteria for diagnosis.
  • Discuss the current FDA-approved therapies for Parkinson’s disease, including mechanism, dosing, and adverse effects.
  • Recognize medications from the most current Beer’s criteria of potentially inappropriate medications to be used in older adults.
  • Define the process of deprescribing and discuss how it relates to older adults.
  • Develop a plan for incorporating “brown bag” medication reviews into practice, which focus on common issues for older adults.

About the Author:
Melanie Padgett, PharmD earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University. She has been a community pharmacist for seven years and has experience writing for medical education companies. She has completed additional training in immunizations, pain management, and diabetes.


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Older and Wiser: Essential Knowledge for the Management of Older Adults

10.00
Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss the physiologic changes that occur in older adults which make them distinct from the general population.
  • Review the current theories of Alzheimer’s disease pathophysiology.
  • Identify patients who present with Alzheimer’s disease based on its criteria for diagnosis.
  • Recommend appropriate therapy for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease with respect to its mechanisms, dosing, and adverse effects.
  • Identify patients who present with Parkinson’s disease based on its criteria for diagnosis.
  • Discuss the current FDA-approved therapies for Parkinson’s disease, including mechanism, dosing, and adverse effects.
  • Recognize medications from the most current Beer’s criteria of potentially inappropriate medications to be used in older adults.
  • Define the process of deprescribing and discuss how it relates to older adults.
  • Develop a plan for incorporating “brown bag” medication reviews into practice, which focus on common issues for older adults.

About the Author:
Melanie Padgett, PharmD earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University. She has been a community pharmacist for seven years and has experience writing for medical education companies. She has completed additional training in immunizations, pain management, and diabetes.