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Geriatric Pharmacology:
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
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Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
6 hr 6 min
Details:
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
STEVEN ATKINSON, PA-C, MS
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
3/12/2019
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV073310
Objectives
  1. Specify preventative techniques and individual monitoring plans to minimize adverse drug events and drug-drug interactions.
  2. Apply the principles of polypharmacy to the patient with cognitive impairment.
  3. Point out the effects of aging on pharmacokinetics.
  4. Evaluate major causes, mechanism and early symptoms of drug-induced toxicity.
  5. Assess tools used to safely taper and discontinue medications.
  6. Select prescribing strategies for the geriatric patient.
  7. Incorporate age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to clinical scenarios.
Outline
Aging and Pharmacodynamics
  • Effects of Aging on Drug Therapy
  • Variations in Drug Half-life and Clearance
  • Drug Dosing in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Common Inappropriate & Over-prescribed Drugs
  • Identifying Subtle Clues to Prevent an Adverse Drug Reaction
Drug-Drug Interactions
  • The P450 System
  • The Magic Drug Number in the Elderly
  • The Top 10 Medications to Avoid
  • The Top 10 Drug-drug Interactions
  • Drugs Associated with Weight Loss
Strategies to Avoid Adverse Drug Events
  • Identifying Subtle Clues to Prevent an Adverse Drug Reaction
  • Individualizing a Monitoring Plan
  • Mandatory Gradual Dose Reduction (GDR)
  • The Garfinkel Method for Drug Discontinuation
The "BEERS Criteria"
  • What are the Experts Saying?
  • Follow the Criteria OR go with your Instincts?
  • When Inappropriate Drugs are OK
STOPP and START
  • New Recommendations
  • Guidelines by Body System
  • Putting it all Together - Still a Puzzle?
Controversial Vitamins & Herbal Supplements
  • Is your Multivitamin killing you?
  • After 19 years, the Research is in
  • Advising your Patients Appropriately
  • The Vitamins that Help & the Ones that Hurt
Psychopharmacology
  • Selecting the Right Medication
  • Challenges in LTC
  • Black Box WARNINGS
Dementia, Depression & Delirium
  • The 3 "Ds" in Geriatrics
  • Drugs that Cause Cognitive Impairment
Prescribing Challenges & Solutions
  • Cardiovascular
    • Digoxin, Amiodarone & the Risk of Orthostatsis
    • The New Anti-Hypertensive Guidelines
  • Neurological
    • The Risk of "Sleepers": Zolpidem, Eszopiclone, Zaleplon
  • Endocrinology
    • "Doc I've got a Low 'T'"
    • Eliminating Sliding Scales
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Risks of Proton-pump-inhibitors (PPIs)
    • Best Antiemetic Choices
  • Anticholinergics
    • Associated Psychosis
    • Increased Anxiety and Agitation
  • Antithrombotics
    • Is Aspirin Still Recommended?
  • Anti-Infectives
    • Antibiotic Stewardship
    • Drug Resistance Concerns
    • Major Contributors to Cdiff
  • Pain Meds
    • Newest Guidelines for Opioid Discontinuance
    • Alternatives to Opioids
Author

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 has been involved in medicine for over 30 years.

Steven is the co-founder of Twin Cities Physicians, which serves older adults in nearly all levels of their care. He has presented nationally for over 15 years, primarily speaking bout geriatric-related syndromes. Steven is a published author and also 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!

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steven Atkinson is the founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians; and owner of Mindful Geriatrics, LLC. He is an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Utah. Mr. Atkinson receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing and Media. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Steven Atkinson has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Contributors
Content Expertise - Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS; Activity Planner - Becky Albricht, BS; Nurse Planner - Barbara Chamberlain, RN, BSN; Target Audience Consultants - Jim Koerner, RPh, Becky Lange, OTR/L, Mary Ellen Akan, MPT, Jack Klott, MSSA, LISW
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Audience
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  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants