THE NORTH SUBURBAN PHARMACISTS of CHICAGOLAND ASSOCIATION

Upcoming events

    • 10/13/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    The North Suburban Pharmacists of Chicagoland Presents

    Providing Safer Geriatric Care: 2019 AGS Updates to the Beers Criteria. Program 185

    FIRST NOTICE: This program is intended for NSP members, IPhA members, and those who want to join and support our associations in their important pharmacy related functions.

    All College of Pharmacy students are welcome to attend. Please use your personal email to register (not your university email).

    www.nspharmacists.org

    www.ipha.org

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
    Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
    Location: Virtual Program

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://www.lecturepanda.com/r/NSP1013

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Schedule of Events:
    7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Featured CE Program Presentation.

    Reservations are required for attendance.

    Providing Safer Geriatric Care: 2019 AGS Updates to the Beers Criteria. Program 185

    Program Description

    The North Suburban Pharmacists of Chicagoland is providing our virtual continuing pharmacy education program experience. NSP is committed to providing thoughtful and engaging programs. Your support of ALL pharmacy organizations (ex. IPhA, NSP, APhA, etc.) is more important now than ever. How we are practicing our profession during this difficult time has been challenging and ever evolving. We will be working to provide virtual programs until it is deemed safe to provide live programs again. I am hopeful that you will participate and grow your knowledge with us.

    Polypharmacy, often defined as the use of five or more medications, is prevalent in adults ages 65 years and older. 40% are taking 5 to 9 medications and 18% are taking 10 or more medications. Polypharmacy can result in inappropriate prescribing of medications, causing adverse drug events (ADEs). ADEs in older adults can lead to increased emergency department visits and hospitalizations.

    The Beers Criteria were first developed in 1991 by Mark H. Beers, MD, to decrease inappropriate prescribing and ADEs and to identify medications or medication classes that should be avoided in older adults in nursing homes. In 2011, after Beers’ death, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) began to oversee the revisions and update to the criteria. AGS has provided updates to the criteria every 3 years, starting in 2012. (from Pharmacy Today 11/2019)

    Pharmacist Program Objectives

    At the conclusion of the program, the pharmacist and pharmacy technician will be able to:

     

    • 1.    Recognize factors in the geriatric patient population that increases the risk for ADEs
    • 2.    Evaluate the changes implemented by AGS in the 2019 Beers Criteria
    • 3.    Formulate (pharmacists)/Discuss (technicians) an appropriate treatment regimen for a geriatric patient using the Beers Criteria

     

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

    SPEAKERS

    Jaini Patel, BS, PharmD, BCACP
    Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

    Clinical Pharmacist, AMG-Sykes Anticoagulation Clinic
    Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

    Disclosure: Our speaker declares no conflicts of interest, real or apparent, and no financial interests in any company, product, or service mentioned in this program.

    In compliance with regulatory and continuing education guidelines/codes of ethics, guests who are not healthcare professionals are not permitted to attend.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION: The Illinois Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education.

    Funding for this program is provided by: North Suburban Pharmacists of Chicagoland 

    In order to receive ACPE credit for this program, the participant must 1) Attend the program in its entirety; 2) Provide current information on the Attendance Log Form; and 3) Complete an Evaluation Form. The program’s administrator should provide attendees a Record of Attendance Form for their files. All Statements of Credit for ACPE approved – IPhA co-sponsored continuing education that individuals have completed during the year are available online at www.ipha.org.  If you do not have web access and would like a CE transcript mailed to you, please contact IPhA at (217) 522-7300 or ipha@ipha.org.

    There are no fees for this program.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

     https://www.lecturepanda.com/r/NSP1013

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     

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