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Geri Duty: Grandma vs. The Reindeer (Geriatric Pain Management Review)

Program Type

OnDemand

Credits

1.5 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Friday, October 16, 2020

Offline Date:

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

ACPE Expiration Date

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist

Cost

$6.00

  • Overview

    We are all familiar with the jingle, “Grandma got ran over by a reindeer.” Pondering this scenario as clinicians, the concerns of medications affecting the activities of daily living, and, especially, the ability to safely drive a vehicle resonate.

    Guidelines are rampant in every sector of healthcare, and the prominent guiding force in the care of the elderly known as the American Geriatric Society (AGS) Beers List of Medications has been frequently updated so that clinicians can truly assist in the care of elderly patients. Upon first review, a clinician may wonder just what treatment options are actually recommended to help improve function and reduce pain for the growing population of elderly patients.

    This program will first review the differences among generations with regards to sociological and psychological factors, then review the changing physiology of a typical geriatric patient (which is the driving force for the changes in medication selection and dosage). The program will also discuss the pain management-related medication scenarios within the 2019 AGS Beers List Update. Along the way, this program will approach this extremely common and impactful clinical effort, with an ear to solving a practice consultant case involving a vehicle accident between a Grandma and a Reindeer, so as to not only drive home important clinical pearls, but also, once and for all, rule on who’s at fault in the epic scenario of Grandma getting run over by the reindeer!


    Handouts

    Slide Document:   20101H08_2pp.pdf
    Slide Document:   20101H08_6pp.pdf

    Financial Support By

    PharmCon
  • Nurse

    Restate common anatomical and physiological changes alter medication pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics in older adults
    Identify pain management medications that are considered to be potentially inappropriate if used in older adults based on the 2019 AGS Beers List
    Recognize Potentially Inappropriate Drug-Drug Interactions That Should Be Avoided in Older Adults based on the 2019 AGS Beers List


    Pharmacist

    Restate common anatomical and physiological changes alter medication pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics in older adults
    Identify pain management medications that are considered to be potentially inappropriate if used in older adults based on the 2019 AGS Beers List
    Recognize Potentially Inappropriate Drug-Drug Interactions That Should Be Avoided in Older Adults based on the 2019 AGS Beers List

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-20-101-H08-N

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-20-101-H08-P

    ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Standard Windows/Mac System
iPad or iPhone
Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
Speakers or headphones
 


SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
Google Chrome
Safari
Firefox 3.0.3 or higher


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

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