CE/CME No: CR-1802
Earn credit by reading this article and successfully completing the posttest and evaluation. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70% correct.
• Identify patients who are at the greatest risk for the effects of polypharmacy.
• Recognize which medications are most likely to cause adverse drug events (ADEs) in the elderly population.
• Understand the effects of aging on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medications.
• Learn strategies to reduce the risk for polypharmacy and ADEs, including use of the Beers Criteria and the STOPP/START Criteria.
Kelsey Barclay practices in orthopedic surgery at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, California. Amy Frassetto practices in Ob-Gyn at NewYork-Presbyterian in New York City. Julie Robb practices in emergency medicine at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, New York. Ellen D. Mandel is a Clinical Professor in the Department of PA Studies at Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.0 hour of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. [NPs: Both ANCC and the AANP Certification Program recognize AAPA as an approved provider of Category 1 credit.] Approval is valid through January 31, 2019.
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