Falling for High Risk Medications
Course Expiration Date: 1/31/19
If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.
If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25 payable through PayPal when you enroll.
Course Description: This program explores medications that are considered high risk in select patient populations and provides the participant with the knowledge to evaluate drug therapy for patients taking high risk medications to improve patient safety. Common medications which increase falls in the older adult population and how to properly manage these medications to reduce falls will be discussed.
Instructor: Kristy L. Brittain, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Target Audience: RN and other interested healthcare providers
Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Identify medications considered high risk in select patient populations.
- Evaluate drug therapy for patients taking high risk medications to improve patient safety.
Analyze methods to reduce the risk of falls in the elderly.
Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This continuing education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour for licensed nurses and 1.0 pharmacology hour.
Certified Medical Assistants: This program,134790, has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medial Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 clinical CEU. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content of the program's sponsor.
Others: This educational offering provides 0.10 CEU (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.
Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.
The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.
Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.
Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.
Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.
The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses. There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.