The Top 10 Medications to Avoid in Geriatrics

$35.00

Duration:
90 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

See below for the outline, speaker biography, and more.

 

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Description

Duration:
90 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

Objectives:
• Discuss how to apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to clinical scenarios.
• List key questions useful for identifying and managing polypharmacy in older adults.
• Utilize academic resources (BEERS Criteria and STOPP/START) to make clinical judgements in Geriatrics

Description:
On average, people over the age of 65 take more than a dozen medications. While most medications help, others can cause health issues or interact with other medicines. The top ten medications to avoid in seniors will be discussed, along with safe alternatives. Dosing guidelines and polypharmacy management will also be reviewed.

Who Should Attend?:
• Nurses Who Work With Geriatric Clients in Acute, Long Term, Ambulatory, & Community Settings
• Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Techs, Dietitians
• Nurses in Transition Care, Tele-health Nurses, Mental Health Nurses
• Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists

Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS

Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He practices medicine in the greater Minneapolis area. In addition to his private practice, he has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and involved in medicine for over 30 years. Steven is the co-founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians, which serves older adults in nearly all levels of their care. He has presented internationally for over 15 years, primarily speaking about geriatric-related syndromes. Steven is a published author and sits on several boards whose purpose is to elevate the level of care in medicine for the patients they serve. Steven has been described as a “dynamic” educator and one of the most engaging presenters around. Don’t miss him!