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Geriatric Pharmacology: Practical Strategies for Prescribing & Monitoring
Given the vast array of drug treatment strategies in use today and the unique issues associated with
the treatment of the geriatric adult it is imperative that you improve your knowledge of Geriatric
Pharmacology. Attend this timely and broad-based program and learn how to anticipate outcomes
of pharmacologic treatment and become more adept at identifying serious side effects for patients. Steven Atkinson will teach you about important physiological changes in the geriatric patient that
can impact the efficacy of medications. Leave this seminar with the latest guidelines in the most
common pharmacological treatments for geriatric patients as well as useful strategies for prescribing &
monitoring medication to this population.
You will leave with tools to:
• safely stop medications
• minimize adverse drug events and drug-drug interactions
• correctly dose medications
• evaluate for polypharmacy
Outline
Objectives
1. List two methods or strategies to avoid
polypharmacy in geriatric populations.
2. Explain the effects of aging on
pharmacokinetics. 3. Apply techniques to avoid adverse drug
events and drug-disease interactions.
4. Identify strategies to minimize adverse drug
events and drug-drug interactions.
5. Apply the principles of polypharmacy to the
patient with dementia.
6. Differentiate and describe dementia,
depression, and delirium and how
medications affect these disease states.
7. Develop individualized monitoring plans for
geriatric patients through the evaluation of
high risk medications.
8. Discover how to safely make
recommendations for the discontinuance of
medications.
Clinical Pharmacology Issues
How to safely stop or taper drugs
• The mandatory Gradual Dose Reduction
(GDR)
• The Garfinkel method
Adverse Drug Events and Drug-Drug
Interactions
• Why drugs interact – the P450 system
• The magic drug number in the elderly
• Individualizing a monitoring plan
Pharmacodynamics
• The concept of half-life
• How older adults “clear” drugs
Dementia
• The 3 “D’s” in Geriatrics: Dementia,
Depression, Delirium
Drugs that cause cognitive impairment Case Studies
Strategies for Prescribing and Monitoring
Anticholinergics
• The drugs that impair memory
Antithrombotics
• Is aspirin still recommended
Anti-Infectives
• Risks of anti-infectives
Cardiovascular Meds
• The highest risk drug class
Neurological Meds
• TCA’s, benzo, antipsychotics, sleepers and
more…
Endocrinology
• Low “T” (testosterone) and the risks of
estrogen
• The truth about sliding scale insulin
Gastrointestinal Meds
• The risks of anti-diarrheals
Pain Meds
• NSAIDs do what?
Vitamins and Supplements
• Is your multivitamin killing you?
• Calcium and vitamin D supplementation
Case Studies
By Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS
This book is designed to explain the aging process and help the
healthcare professional reduce the chance of a drug-disease interaction
or adverse drug event. By evaluating high-risk medications, minimizing
polypharmacy and following essential guidelines in geriatric medicine safety and efficacy can be maximized.
TOP 10 Geriatric Syndromes - Clinical Management
Strategies
By Lisa Byrd, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC
Understanding normal aging will assist in care of the older individual and
understanding how these changes are presented. This book will present
many of the expected changes caused by normal aging and the Top Ten
Geriatric Syndromes elders experience. These syndromes are a cascade
of problems in an elder’s health and revolve around vision and hearing
problems, elimination issues, dizziness, falls, and cognitive impairment,
including delirium as well as dementia (such as Alzheimer’s disease).
This easy to utilize, handbook format of treatment strategies will assist
healthcare providers to better identify as well as diagnose when body
changes signal disease in older adults.
Day 1: Challenging Geriatric Behaviors:
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PESI HealthCare, maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers
should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. The
Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners recognizes courses and providers
that are approved through the ACE program by the ASWB. Social workers
at all skill levels will receive 6.25 clinical continuing education clock hours
in participating in this course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded
at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program
evaluation/post-test.
DAY One: Challenging Geriatric Behaviors
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Disclosures:
Financial: Steven Atkinson is receiving a fee for speaking at this educational activity. Steven owns stock in Pfizer and
receives compensation for speaking for Novartis and Boehringer-Ingelheim.
Nonfinancial: Steven Atkinson has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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