GRN: Update on Medication Use in Older Adults

  • 18 May 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Via webinar/phone

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Geriatric Resource Nurse Training Update

Available exclusively to GRNs trained in Spring 2011 and 2013

Update your Training as a Geriatric Resource Nurse: Open exclusively to all GRNs who completed training in Spring 2011 or Spring 2013.

Update on Medication Use in Older Adults


Registration ends at midnight on May 16, 2015

FREE Workshop Sponsored by the Penn State Site of the Geriatric Education Center of PA Consortium (Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, and UPMC)
And in Conjunction with the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition;
Funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration, U.S. Dept. of HHS


Topic: Update on Medication Use in Older Adults

Presenter:
Kimberly Keefer, Pharm.D., BCPS, Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


2.0 PA State Nurses Association Contact Hours
The Penn State College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an
accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

*Presenters, organizers, and content specialists have indicated no conflict of interest.


Participants MUST complete a new demographic form, which is required by our funder. This form is available at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GECDemo1415
and must be completed for your registration to be valid and CEUs awarded. Thank you!


Description: This workshop will help update community-based Registered Nurses (GRNs trained in Spring 2011 and Spring 2013) on medication use in older persons. A review of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, as they relate to older adults, will be presented. At the conclusion of the program GRNs will be able to better understand common medications prescribed to older persons, appropriate dosages, their known side effects, and drug-drug interactions. The medications will include those for heart disease, HTN, arthritis (Pain management), DM, and psychiatric diseases. The GRNs will also be able to better understand evaluation and management of polypharmacy in older adults. Resources will be included.

When: Monday, May 18, 2015
from 12:00 - 2:00 pm.


Where: This workshop will be available via Webinar for you to access at your own computer (or via telephone). There will be video available. You will be emailed the link and telephone number, as well as the PowerPoint file, a few days before the session.

How to Register:
In order to meet the requirements for offering PSNA-approved Contact Hours, there are
several steps that must be followed.

Please complete each step to ensure that we are able to offer you the 2 Contact Hours.

1. You must participate in all 2 hours of the session. Partial credits cannot be
awarded.

2. You will be asked to fill out a new demographic form for 2014-2015 required by our funder prior to your participation in this training update; some of you have already done this (Thank You!).

3. You will be emailed the PowerPoint presentation a few days prior to the training,
as well as the Webinar link and call-in number.

4. You must attend the training via Webinar on your own computer (or via
telephone), and sign the attestation (the attestation form link will be provided) that
you attended the seminar for the entire 2-hour session, no later than midnight, Wednesday, May 20th.

5. After the training you will also be emailed a link to an evaluation form of the workshop training; you need to complete this evaluation form and return it no later than midnight, Wednesday, May 20.

All steps must be completed in order to receive the 2 PSNA Contact Hours. We
appreciate your compliance with all of these steps and hope you will find the training
update to be helpful in your work!

We look forward to your participation and feedback!

Target Audience: This training is for all registered nurses who work with older adults in Pennsylvania, and who completed the Geriatric Resource Nurse training provided by the Penn State site of the GEC-PA, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, in either the Spring of 2011 or the Spring of 2013.

Goal: It is the goal of this educational activity to assist registered nurses (GRNs) who provide care to older adults to understand how aging affects how medications are absorbed, distributed, and eliminated; common medications for common conditions of older adults, appropriate dosages, and their side effects and interactions; and evaluation and management of polypharmacy. This understanding will better assist these nurses in their management of their clients’ health and quality of life.

Educational Objectives: 
At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
o Describe pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as they relate to older adults
o Recognize common medications prescribed to older persons and their appropriate dosages, side effects, and drug-drug interactions
o Discuss evaluation and management of polypharmacy in older adults

Contact Hours Approved:
Registered Nurses: PSNA
Penn State College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

“The program has no commercial support. Approval of this CE refers to recognition of the education activity only & does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation or PSNA, or Penn State College of Nursing approval or endorsement of any product.” The program will award 3 contact hours by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association.




***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email sarah@olderpa.org and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive the connection information prior to the workshop via an alternative method.***


*Presenters, organizers, and content specialists have indicated no conflict of interest.

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