• 2019 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2019 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    March 28-30, 2019, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL.

    Earn up to 11.5 CNE hours.

     

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    The awards are: Emerging Chapter Award, Established Chapter Excellence Award, Special Interest Group Excellence Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Excellence in Community Service Award, Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Leadership Award, and Excellence in Research Award.

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    "Keynote Address - Health Policy: APRNs Working to the Full Extent of the Law"

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    This 22-module curriculum provides a basic knowledge base for Nurse Practitioners who looking to advance their expertise in caring for patients with dementia.
     

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Updated AGS Beers Criteria

AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.

The AGS Beers Criteria® includes lists of certain medications worth discussing with health professionals because they may not be the safest or most appropriate options for older adults. These lists are a critical tool for clinical care since older adults are prescribed medication more frequently than any other age group in the U.S.

For 2019, a panel of 13 experts convened by the AGS reviewed more than 1,400 clinical trials and research studies from a pool of more than 17,000 articles published between 2017 and the last AGS Beers Criteria® update in 2015). Across its five lists, the 2019 AGS Beers Criteria® includes:

  • 30 individual medications or medication classes to avoid for most older people.
  • 40 medications/medication classes to use with caution or avoid when living with certain diseases/conditions.
  • Several changes to medications previously identified as potentially inappropriate. Twenty-five medications or medication classes were dropped outright from the last update to the AGS Beers Criteria®, while several others were moved to new categories or had guidance revised.

View the press release that provides additional information, as well as links to the AGS Beers Criteria® publications in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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