Program for Saturday May 05, 2018

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  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • Location: S. Hemisphere I/II
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AOA Category 2-A Credits, AMDA Clinical Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits

Developed by the Pharmacists Section
Moderator: Christine Eisenhower, PharmD, BCPS

Learning Objectives: (1) communicate the indication for use, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, dosing, safety, and drug interactions for newly approved medications; (2) compare potential advantages and disadvantages of incorporating new medications into clinical practice; (3) define QTc interval prolongation and its clinical implications (knowledge gap) in order to mitigate the risk of QTc prolongation for medications commonly prescribed to residents in LTC facilities (competence gap); and (4) identify sources of information for medications with QTc potential (knowledge gap) and apply knowledge gained to select appropriate management of older adults at high risk of QTc prolongation (performance gap).

Newly Approved Medications and Place in Therapy for Older Adults
Emily R. Hajjar, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCACP, BCGP

The QTc Quagmire - Navigating the Mine Field of QTc Prolonging Therapy
Barbara J. Zarowitz, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCGP, FCCM, FASCP