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152 - Fountain of Youth or Cascade of Complications: Polypharmacy in the Elderly

‐ Oct 26, 2018 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Aging patient population in your practice? Medication lists getting longer? This session reviews pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes of common medications used in geriatric patients and their impact on the safety and efficacy of these medications. Knowledge gained in this session will help the participant avoid medication misadventures in a high-risk elderly population.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information

Contact hours available until 10/28/2020.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Planning Committee Disclosures: Heather Schultz, MSN, RN, NP-C - AUA Leadership Position 2018 Program Planner

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:

The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The SUNA accreditation is reciprocal in the states and specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC-COA accreditation process. SUNA is also a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5556. Accreditation and approved provider status of CE in nursing does not imply ANCC-COA approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content. SUNA urges all participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this continuing nursing education activity the learner will have increased competency in reviewing comprehensive medication lists and comorbidities of elderly patients considering physiologic changes in drug handling leading to increased identifcation and consideration of pharmacodynamic drug-drug and drug-disease state interactions when managing urologic therapies.

Credits Available