UW School of Nursing

May 13, 2022

Adult/Geriatric Drug Therapy 2019 | All Modules

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On-Demand Program

Course Description

This on-demand program is designed as an adult and geriatric pharmacology update at the advanced practice level. Sessions focus on current recommendations and controversies in drug therapy for common adult and geriatric health concerns. Teaching methods include video, PDF handout and case analysis.

Target Audience

Advanced practice nurse practitioners, especially adult, geriatric and family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, participants will be better able to:

  1. Define the mechanism of action of the four main osteoporosis medications.
  2. Review the typical and atypical HF symptoms presented by older adults.
  3. Compare and contrast direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) to vitamin Kantagonists (VKA).
  4. Explain the concept and process of deprescribing.
  5. Describe the challenges to achieving pain control in the geriatric population.

Featured Topics

  1. Snap! Crackle! Pop! Osteoporosis Treatment Pearls – Sue Williams-Judge, RN, MN, ARNP, CCD
  2. Heart Failure: Focused Update in Older Adults – Debra Laurent, MN, ARNP, ACNP
  3. Are DOACs the New Warfarin? – Karissa Lee, PharmD
  4. Deprescribing in the Elderly – Carol Crawford, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
  5. Practical Strategies for Pain Management in Older Adults – Pamela Stitzlein Davies, MS, ARNP, ACHPN, BC, FAANP