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Examining Geriatric Conundrums in LTC

November 01, 2018

There are countless geriatric clinical controversies in long-term care; for this session, PGY2 geriatric medicine residents reviewed current evidence regarding 4 common controversies and provide the geriatric pharmacist clinical pearls to provide management of geriatric pharmacotherapy conundrums.

Some items that the presenters touched on in this session included the use of cranberry for urinary tract infection prevention; recommendations regarding sliding scale insulin; recommendations for gastrointestinal bleed prophylaxis; chronic proton pump inhibitor use for GERD in older adults; and treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism.

Speakers included Dawn K. Gerber, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP; Nicholas A. Boemio, PharmD; Shelby Anderson, PharmD; Danielle R. Thomas, PharmD; Amanda Mertz, PharmD; Ali Scrimenti, PharmD; and Monica V. Tong, PharmD.

ACPE UAN: 0203-0000-18-088-L01-P | Contact Hours: 1.0

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