Applying Beers Criteria in Primary Care and Inpatient Care Settings


Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Pharmacists interested in geriatric patient care.
  • UAN: 0012-0000-18-052-H04-P
  • CE Hours: 1.5 General
  • Price: $15.00
  • Dates Available: 7/1/2018-7/1/2021
  • Activity Type: Application

Summary

This program describes the 2015 Beers Criteria and walks the participant through utilizing the criteria when given a patient case.  The Beers Criteria are applied to both inpatient and outpatient cases, in which drug therapy alternatives, dose reductions, or drug discontinuations are recommended.

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Objectives

  • Utilize the 2015 Beers Criteria to identify potentially inappropriate medications when given a patient case.
  • Recommend an appropriate drug-therapy alternative for a patient prescribed a potentially inappropriate medication taking into account patient-specific characteristics.
  • Recommend dose reductions or discontinuation of medications based on the 2015 Beers Criteria and a patient’s renal function.
  • Select monitoring parameters for potentially inappropriate medications that may be used with caution in older adults according to 2015 Beers Criteria taking into account patient-specific characteristics.

Acknowledgements and Disclosures

The following speakers, reviewers, and planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Brandon J. Sucher, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE, AE-C
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Regis University School of Pharmacy

Micheline Andel Goldwire, Pharm.D., BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Regis University School of Pharmacy

Priti Patel, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy, University of Florida

 

Schedule of Activities

Review all course materials and pass post-test with 70% or more.

Requirements for Successful Course Completion

Review the course material, receive a 70% or higher on post-test, and complete an online program evaluation.

Credit Reporting

  • The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will report CPE credit to CPE Monitor and CE Broker when applicable. If you would like a paper statement of credit, you may print it from your NABP e-profile.
  • All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians maintain their own license and/or certification and it is their responsibility to follow up with the Office of Continuing Education at the University of Florida if any CE credit discrepancies are found.
  • It is at the University’s discretion to award or deny credit to a late claiming participant (i.e. after 60 days of the participant engaging in a CPE activity) as it is the University’s CE activity and the provider needs to ensure the requirements necessary for credit are successfully completed.
  • The University may request access to CPE Monitor® if the activity in question occurred within the previous 6 months and with an appropriate reason for access, i.e. power outage, etc.

Program Financial Support

This course received no outside funding support.

Computer Requirements

Computer and Internet access are required to complete this course. Course content is provided via Canvas.

The minimum hardware, software, and Internet requirements for Canvas can be found here.

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This course in its entirety is copyrighted by the University of Florida Continuing Pharmacy Education and may not be duplicated or reproduced for any other purpose without specific written permission.

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