Event Calendar

Friday, December 31, 2021

Basic Principles of Geriatric Pharmacology: How to Achieve Rational Prescribing and Avoid Polypharmacy

Start Date: 6/7/2021 7:00 PM PDT
End Date: 12/31/2021 8:00 PM PST

Venue Name: VIRTUAL (Zoom)

Location:
CA  United States 

Organization Name: California Academy of Physician Assistants

Contact:
Hanah Morinaga
Email: hanah@capanet.org
Phone: (714) 427-0321

Learning Objectives: 

1.  Identify problems that lead to medication-related adverse events in geriatric patients
2.  Define the term ploy-pharmacy
3.  Define the term medication cascade and be able to identify them on a medication list
4.  Describe the 4 pillars of the Age-Friendly Health Systems approach to taking care of a geriatric patient
5. Identify high-risk medications and develop strategies to avoid using them in older adults
6. Develop strategies to utilize the Beers Criteria in your clinical practice
7. Through case examples develop strategies to avoid poly-pharmacy in a clinical setting