Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Thursday, September 30, 2021

    Offline Date

    Saturday, September 30, 2023

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Saturday, March 30, 2024

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Nurse



    • Overview

      The elderly population is an ever-growing special population which requires specific knowledge and understanding when prescribing certain medications. Especially susceptible to adverse events caused by medications, those individuals over 65 years of age are more amenable to the physiological and pharmacological changes of drugs in the body, and how they respond to drug therapy. Other factors such as drug interactions, renal function, polypharmacy, and compliance in the older population has an additive effect on the importance of provider surveillance and the value of strict monitoring. It is also not a coincidence that the use of prescribed and over-the-counter medication also increases with age. In this presentation, prescription drug entities in the field of urology will be discussed as they pertain to this special subset of patients. These include medication classes such as antimuscarinics, certain antibiotics (like nitrofurantoin and the quinolones), and medications for erectile dysfunction including the PDE5 inhibitors. Alpha blockers such as tamsulosin and the hormone desmopressin will also be discussed in terms of proper use and monitoring. Strict monitoring parameters and differentiators in these groups of patients will be discussed. Beers criteria updates and identification of those medications used in urology which are included on the Beers list will also be presented. Identifying those patients at risk along with the main drug culprits will provide the toolkit of information you need to properly differentiate which medications should be altered or avoided, and which are appropriate for use in the elderly.  


      • Slide Document :   21034H01_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   21034H01_6pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Identify medications in the field of urology that are of highest concern in this special population
      Define changes in anatomy and the resulting pharmacokinetics in the aging population


      Define changes in anatomy and the resulting pharmacokinetics in the aging population
      Identify medications in the field of urology that are of highest concern in this special population
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-21-034-H01-P
      Nurse 0798-0000-21-034-H01-N

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      PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

      In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.

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