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Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy CE
ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Beers List Updates: A Review of Geriatric Patient Care – 1 CE – Live Webinar on January 9, 2023 8PM ET

Activity Overview

If the day ends in “Y”, there’s probably a new healthcare guideline being released! In 2019, the American Geriatric Society (AGS) released its most recent update of the Beers List of Medications. This guideline often leaves clinicians pondering just what treatment options are actually recommended to help elderly patient care. Then one can also realize that all of us are generally living longer these days as our geriatric population is exponentially growing. Thus healthcare professionals need to be knowledgeable of the most updated and comprehensive clinical guidance to provide the highest quality patient care possible.

In this discussion, we will first review the differences among generations with regards to sociological and psychological factors, and then the changing physiology involved in aging, which is the driving force for the changes in medication selection and dosage. We will then discuss the multitude of medication-related scenarios within the 2019 AGS Beers List Update such as which medications to avoid or use with caution, and drug-drug interactions to avoid, all with particular attention to viable treatment alternatives. Ultimately, we will aim to not only discuss what to avoid, but even perhaps what’s left to utilize for geriatric patient care!

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recall common anatomical and physiological aging changes that can affect the safety and efficacy of medications
  2. Identify potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) for utilization in older adults based on the 2019 beers list update
  3. Recognize potentially inappropriate drug interactions for older adults based on the 2019 beers list update

Pharmacy Technician and Nurse Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recall common anatomical and physiological aging changes that can affect the safety and efficacy of medications
  2. Identify potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) for utilization in older adults based on the 2019 beers list update
  3. Recognize potentially inappropriate drug interactions for older adults based on the 2019 beers list update

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Accreditation Statement

ACPEAchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-881567.

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268. AchieveCE is an approved provider from July 14, 2022 to July 14, 2025.

Faculty Information

Mark Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Experiential Learning for the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy (SoP), a faculty member in the WVU School of Medicine Pain Fellowship Program, and a Clinical Pain Management Pharmacist at the WVU Medicine Center for Integrative Pain Management. He is board certified in Geriatric Care (BGCP) along with being a certified pain educator (CPE) and certified tobacco treatment specialist (CTTS).

Financial Support Disclosure

Mark Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose. This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Live Webinar

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Credits

1.00 Contact Hour

Category

Geriatrics

Target Audience

Pharmacist
Pharmacy Technician
Nurses

Activity Type

Knowledge-based

Universal Activity Number

Pharmacist:
0657-0000-22-003-L01-P
Pharmacy Technician:
0657-0000-22-003-L01-T

Airing Schedule

January 9, 2022 (Mon)
8 PM Eastern Time

Activity Release Date

January 3, 2022

Activity Expiration Date

January 3, 2025

Cost

$25.00

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Requirements for Credit

Participants must correctly enter the 4-digit evaluation access code provided into the test at the conclusion of the webinar and complete an activity evaluation. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile and if the course is completed on the same day of the webinar. If you fail to complete the attendance confirmation on the same day, please contact AchieveCE’s customer support to ensure your credits are reported.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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