The elderly are an ever-growing special population, which requires specified knowledge and understanding when prescribing certain medications. In this presentation, prescription drug entities in the field of urology are discussed as they pertain to this special subset of patients, inclusive of Beers Criteria updates. Identifying those patients at risk, along with the main drug culprits, will provide the toolkit of information you need to properly differentiate which medications should be altered or avoided, and which are appropriate for use in the elderly.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 4/18/23.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: Julie A. Starr, PhD, APRN – Consultant for The Prometheus Group
There are no other Planning Committee disclosures to declare.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no speaker 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 with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA accreditation is reciprocal in the states and specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC-COA accreditation process. SUNA is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5556. Accreditation and approved provider status of NCPD 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 education activity, the learner will be able to comprehensively and confidently treat an elderly patient by identifying which medications in the urology setting are of greatest concern when prescribed to the geriatric population to prevent adverse events.
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