Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center

University of Rhode Island

55 Lower College Road, Quinn Hall 100 Kingston, RI 02881


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Principles of Medication Use in Older Adults

Adverse reactions in everyday primary care practice continue to occur commonly in older adults, especially as patients are taking an ever increasing number of drugs. Older adults continue to be prescribed the “usual” adult dosages of both new and existing drug therapies, despite lacking evidence of their safety and efficacy.  At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Evaluate the potential effect of physiologic changes on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of common medications in healthy & frail older adult.
  • Apply knowledge of altered pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to the care of older adults.

This module was recorded on May 23, 2017.

Anne L. Hume, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island
Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School Brown University
Affiliate Medical Staff, Memorial Hospital of RI
Continuing education credit are available free of charge* for those who 1.) attend the entire live or recorded webinar session and 2.) complete and submit the required Program Evaluation and Self-Assessment Survey.  Contact rigec@etal.uri.edu with any CE related questions.

  • Nursing: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 1.0 Contact Hours. Approval valid until April 25, 2019.
  • Social Work: This activity has been reviewed and approved as Continuing Education for Social Work for 1.0 contact hour (Diversity) by the Rhode Island College, School of Social Work.
  • Pharmacy: The University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participation and completion of online evaluations and self-assessment tools at the conclusion of the program are required to earn credit. This is a knowledge-based learning activity. This learning activity provides 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. UAN 0060-9999-17-023-H01-P for the home study.  Activity release date: March 8, 2017.  Detailed instructions for completing a program evaluation and reporting CPE data can be obtained by emailing us at rigec@etal.uri.edu.
  • Medicine: Healthcentric Advisors, an accredited provider by the Massachusetts Medical Society has approved 1.0 continuing medical education for physicians.

Participate Now!

Register here to access the recording:   Register for Recording
Complete and return your post survey here:   Program Evaluation Survey


*This activity is supported through Grant #U1QHP28737 “Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program” awarded to RIGEC by the US Health Resources and Services Administration.  There is no commercial support associated with this CE activity.

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