Assessing Geriatric Polypharmacy: Minimizing Multiple Medications

Assessing Geriatric Polypharmacy: Minimizing Multiple Medications

June 25, 2016 | Saturday | 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

The CDC reports in Health, United States, 2014 that the percent of adults age 65 years and older with five or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days is 39.1%. This does not include over-the-counter medications older adults may take, with or without informing their healthcare providers. Due to illness, regimen complexity, confusion, finances, media, advertising and other sources of information, we see the benefit of collaborating to safely reduce medication burden.

Participants in this course will be provided a pre-course chart audit survey tool specifically designed to identify geriatric polypharmacy practice gaps. The live course will use lecture, case study and interprofessional small group discussion to develop tools designed to close those gaps. Participants will leave the course with a practice improvement plan. A post-course audit survey tool will be completed no later than December 31, 2016 for  participants to assess whether practice gaps have closed, expanded or remained the same.

Learning Objectives

Course Brochure (pdf) with more details

At the conclusion of the live portion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify inappropriate (not clinically indicated) prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medications.
  • Identify the primary chronic disease state(s) which place patients at higher risk of polypharmacy
  • Identify polypharmacy related issues for stepwise intervention
  • Prioritize medication related issues
  • Develop reduction, tapering and elimination approaches
  • Recognize and monitor for adverse drug-withdrawal events
  • Implement appropriate compliance enhancement strategies
  • Create a practice improvement plan

Faculty

Maureen Nash, MD, MS, FAPA
David Fuentes, PharmD, BCPP, CGP
Denise Ernst, PhD
Pat Buckley, PA-C, ND
Jeffrey Yates, PharmD

Registration | Register Online

Cost for the course is related to the amount of credit approved by the accrediting body for that profession. Register for the number of hours and corresponding obligations you will complete. No refunds will be given for partial completion of the course.

Register Online

Pacific University Alumni Pacific University Preceptor Unaffiliated with Pacific University
AAPA Category 1 PI-CME 20 hour course (must complete pre-course audit, attend all 6 hours on June 25, implement plan and complete post-course audit by December 31, 2016) $200.00 $250.00 $300.00
Special Inaugural PI - CME course price for Pacific University School of Physician Assistant Studies Alumni Only $100.00    
Oregon Board of Pharmacy, maximum 16 hours;  Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine maximum 16 hours;  Oregon Nursing Home Administrators Board  approved for maximum 16 hours CE. Must complete pre-course audit, attend all 6 hours on June 25, implement plan and complete post-course audit by December 31, 2016 for maximum credits. $160.00 $200.00 $240.00
All other healthcare professions: maximum 16 hours. Must complete pre-course audit, attend all 6 hours on June 25, implement plan and complete post-course audit by December 31, 2016 for maximum credits. Participants must contact their licensing board for verification course will meet CE criteria. $160.00 $200.00 $240.00
Live Course hours only - 6 hours CE $75.00 $90.00 $100.00

Pre-Course and Post-course audits

Audit forms and instructions will be distributed to participants no later than June 1 or within 10 days of registration, whichever comes first. Audit results, without identifying patient information, must be provided to Pacific University Continuing Education Program Coordinator within 30 days of receiving the audit form, and no later than June 24, 2016.

Refunds

Refunds will be granted less $25 administration fee up to and including June 11, 2016. After June 11, refunds will not be granted.

Accreditation Disclosures

This Performance Improvement CME program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 20.00 AAPA Category 1 PI-CME credits by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number of approved credits for each stage of this PI-CME program are as follows: Stage A :5.00 AAPA Category 1 PI-CME credits; Stage B :5.00 AAPA Category 1 PI-CME credits; Stage C :5.00 AAPA Category 1 PI-CME credits. Bonus for completion of all three stages: 5.00 AAPA Category 1 PI-CME credits. AAPA Category 1 PI-CME credit approval is valid for the dates of  06/03/2016 - 12/31/2016 . Physician Assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards.

Oregon Nursing Home Administrators Board has approved this course for a maximum of 16 hours continuing education credit. Oregon Board of Pharmacy has approved this course for a maximum of 16 Continuing Education contact hours.

This program is approved by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine for 16 total hours, 6 of which can be use for pharmacy.

Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission has approved 1.5 CE Units for this course.

 

Questions?

Email Lisa Downing.

Institutional Review Board Study

This course is approved for inclusion in the IRB Study titled: Establishing a Correlation Between Continuing Interprofessional Education and Clinical Practice. Participants are not required to participant in the study in order to receive credit. The IRB can be reached at irb@pacificu.edu or 503-352-1478.

Contact Us

Lisa Downing | Director of Clinical Education Compliance CHP
503-352-2663 | lisa.downing@pacificu.edu