|NAME||America’s Other Drug Problem: Critical Medication Management Considerations for the Older Patient|
|COURSE STARTS||Open Enrollment|
|COURSE ENDS||7 weeks to complete from date of registration|
|LEVEL OF TRAINING||Tier 2 – Program Management/Supervisory Level; Tier 1 – Front Line Staff/Entry Level|
America’s Other Drug Problem: Critical Medication Management Considerations for the Older Patient will cover the morbidity and mortality statistics associated with what has been referred to as “America’s Other Drug Problem.” That is the problems that the older patient may experience as a result of their medications. The course will describe what changes occur as a person ages that predisposes them to problems with their medications. This will be followed by a discussion of commonly used classes of medications by older people and suggested desirable medications to within those classes and which agents to avoid. The course will conclude with common sense recommendation to reduce the risk of medication misadventures by older people.
At the conclusion of this course, users will be able to: