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Medication Risks in the Elderly

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Medication Risks in the Elderly

About the CPD short course

This short course is conducted over one day and is equivalent to 7 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. Please note that the program is subject to change.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for nurses working in any healthcare setting, who are administering medications to the elderly.

30 March 2017 - Parramatta NSW

Australian College of Nursing
Level 6
9 Wentworth Street
PARRAMATTA, NSW 2150 Australia

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Fees

 RNEN
Member$187.50$153.50
Non-member$219.50$186.00

Key learning outcomes

On completion participants will be better able to:

  • Explain the Physiological changes in older people that impact on pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
  • identify food-medication interactions that could potentially affect patient outcomes
  • List types of commonly used medication assistive devices, their advantages and disadvantages
  • Identify factors that affect medication adherence in the elderly including cognitive impairment
  • Examine the risks of polypharmacy and implement medication reviews as needed
  • Discuss use of complementary and alternative medicine approaches in the elderly.
  • Educate patients to factor in medication interactions with complementary and alternative medicines and inform the medical team.

8:45am 

Registration

9:00am  

Physiological changes in older people that impact on pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
Health changes from fit to vulnerable to frail

10:30am

Morning tea

10:45am

Food-medication interactions in the elderly

11:45am

Medication assistive devices

12.15pm

Lunch

12:45pm

Factors affecting medication adherence in the elderly

2:00pm

Polypharmacy

  • Prescribing cascade and adverse events
  • De-prescribing, addiction and tolerance,

long term use of a medication

3:00pm

Afternoon tea

3:30pm

Use of complementary and alternative medicine 

4:45pm

Catheter tip position for central venous access devices

  • reviewing the chest X-ray
  • deeper the better -  the risk of thrombosis with proximal catheter tip termination

5:00pm

Evaluation and finish

 Documentation

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