The population in the United States is aging. One in every 5 adults is over the age of 65. Individuals are also living longer with chronic illnesses requiring the use of multiple medications. This session will focus on ways in which the older adult is different pharmacokinetically from the younger adults and will provide tips for safe prescribing.
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After taking part in this educational activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the difference in pharmacokinetics in the older adult vs. the younger adult
- Review tips for safe prescribing in the older adult
- Discuss malpractice cases which involve adverse reactions to medications in the older adult.
TIME TO COMPLETE
Each video is accessible twice within six months of purchase.
NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 CNE credit(s), of which 1.5 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
February 2021; Reviewed February 2022
NPACE aims to provide up-to-date and accurate research and information in all of their programming. Given that so much information in medicine rapidly changes and is dynamic, we recognize that new research, advisements for practice and clinical guidelines can become available on a daily basis. Learners are advised to carefully consider the date of on-demand content and consult further sources of information prior to utilizing and applying the clinical information discussed in this session.
Program ID: 20CASRX
Provider Accreditation Statement
This program is provided by Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE).
Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
In addition to ANCC, NPACE is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by: the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP8720 and Florida CE Broker #50-1476.
NPACE, the Provider of awarding contact hours, is responsible for adherence to ANCC criteria.
This course is taught by Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP. Dr. Wright is a Family Nurse Practitioner, AANP Fellow, and Owner of Wright & Associates Family Healthcare. She is one of the most sought-after speakers/educators in healthcare. Wendy L. Wright has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: Speaker's Bureau for Pfizer, Sanofi and Allergan/Biohaven and Consultant for Sanofi, Merck, GSK and Gilead.
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