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New Guidance & Tools For Appropriate Medication Use Among Older Adults

New Guidance & Tools For Appropriate Medication Use Among Older Adults

New Guidance & Tools For Appropriate Medication Use Among Older Adults

Alisyn Hansen, Pharm.D.
Alisyn Hansen, Pharm.D.
on behalf of University of Utah College of Pharmacy

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Launch date: 01 Aug 2016

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Last updated: 17 Apr 2017

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New Guidance & Tools For Appropriate Medication Use Among Older Adults
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Description

Medications can be harmful for older adults due to potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP). A recent meta-analysis by Cullinan et a. set forth to evaluate the reasons why 20-40% of older patients have been affected by PIP. [1] Consequences of PIP can include adverse drug reactions, adverse drug events, and hospitalization. [1] Another study evaluating 3.78 million older adults with dementia found that 27% of the population had been prescribed potentially inappropriate anticholinergic medications in older adults and implement interventions to optimize safer medication use in older adults. Best practice would minimize the use of PIP in older adults. The American Geriatrics Society has published a best practice guideline outlining the potentially inappropriate medications to be avoided in older adults. This list is more commonly known as the Beers Criteria. In 2015, a new update to the criteria was published [3]. To optimize medication use in older adults, pharmacists must be knowledgeable of the Beers Criteria and must have the skills to utilize the list to identify PIP, intervene and provide alternatives to PIP, and counsel patients to avoid potentially inappropriate over the counter medication use. Pharmacists are medication experts and are in a unique setting to help improve PIP.

Objectives

At the end of the E-Learning, the learner will be able to:
Objective 1:
Discuss the latest updates to the American Geriatrics Society BEERs Criteria
Objective 2:
Identify potentially inappropriate medications in older adults
Objective 3:
Assess the impact of kidney function on medication safety
Objective 4:
Recognize harmful drug-drug interactions that should be avoided in older adults
Objective 5:
Make interventions and provide safer alternative medication recommendations
Alisyn Hansen, Pharm.D.

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Alisyn Hansen, Pharm.D.
on behalf of University of Utah College of Pharmacy

Alisyn Hansen, Pharm.D. Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy, Clinical at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, Salt Lake City, UT and clinical pharmacist at ARUP Family Health Center, Salt Lake City, UT

EDUCATION/TRAINING
2014-2015 PGY2 Ambulatory Care & Family Medicine, University of Utah Health Care - Salt Lake City, UT
2013-2014 PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, University of Utah Health Care - Salt Lake City, UT
2013 - Doctor of Pharmacy/PharmD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
2011 - B.S. Chemistry/Health Sciences, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE

Other Experience and Memberships
2015-Present American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
2014-Present Academy of Health Science Educators
2014-Present American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
2013-Present Utah Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (USHP)
2011-Present Rho Chi Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Chapter
2011-Present American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP)
2009-Present Nebraska Pharmacy Association (NPA)
2009-Present Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Gamma Epsilon Chapter
2011-2013 Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, Beta Xi Chapter

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Reference number: 0068-0000-16-011-H05-P

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