|Overview of Geriatric Disorders
(Once purchased, you will receive an email with a link to download course and complete quiz online.)
FPA Correspondence Course
Approved for Florida Consultant Recertification
6 Contact Hours or 0.6 CEUs
EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT
In 2011, the oldest baby boomers—Americans born between 1946
and 1964—will start to turn 65. Today, 40 million people in the United States
are ages 65 and older, but this number is projected to more than double to 89
million by 2050. Although the "oldest old"—those ages 85 and
older—represent only 15 percent of the population ages 65 and older today,
their numbers are projected to rise rapidly over the next 40 years. By 2050,
the oldest old will number 19 million, over one-fifth of the total population
ages 65 and older. As the elderly population
continues to increase, the elderly will become more vulnerable to certain
diseases due to aging and physical deterioration of the body.
the completion of this home study activity, pharmacists will be able to: Explain
the etiology and pathophysiology of the following Geriatric Disorders: Alzheimer’s Disease, Arthritis, Urinary
Incontinence, Osteoporosis and Parkinson’s Disease; Describe the epidemiology
of each Geriatric Disorder; Recognize the signs and symptoms associated with
each of the Geriatric Disorders; Identify ways to diagnose each of the
Geriatric Disorders; Select appropriate therapy for each of the Geriatric
Disorders; Identify the role of the pharmacist in assisting the elderly
population with their medications.
the completion of this home study activity, pharmacy technicians will be able
to: Define Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Urinary Incontinence, Osteoporosis and
Parkinson’s Disease; Recognize signs and symptoms seen in the elderly with
Alzheimer’s, Osteoporosis and Parkinson’s Disease; List medications used to
treat Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Urinary Incontinence, Osteoporosis and
Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Three (6) contact hours are available upon completion of the posttest
questions and evaluation form. You must
pass the exam with a score of 70% or better.
This is an ACPE knowledge-based activity. Initial
Release Date: September 15, 2014. Expiration Date: September 15, 2017.
UAN: 0165-0000-14-120-H01-P and UAN: 0165-0000-14-120-H01-T.
Florida Board of
Pharmacy approval number PSC20-458219.