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.
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.
Physiological changes in older people that impact on pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
Food-medication interactions in the elderly
Medication assistive devices
Factors affecting medication adherence in the elderly
long term use of a medication
Use of complementary and alternative medicine
Catheter tip position for central venous access devices
Evaluation and finish