The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education
Subscribe to RSS - Fellow

Warning message

This material has not been reviewed or updated in over 3 years and may contain information that is no longer current or up to date. All materials posted to POGOe are subject to review every 3 years for clinical accuracy and relevancy. If you are an author of this material, and would like to review and update it, please contact pogoe@americangeriatrics.org

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series: Geriatric Polypharmacy

CC BY-NC-SA

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series: Geriatric Polypharmacy

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Author(s):  
Lynn Bickley, MD, Betsy Goebel Jones, MD, Kathryn McMahon, MD, Mike Ragain, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
20261
Date Posted: 
10/08/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
01/22/2013
Abstract: 

This podcast episode outlines 5 strategies for effective prescribing in the elderly.

For more information about the series, go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri....

Educational objectives: 

The listener should be able to:

  • Explain how aging-related decline in organ function impacts pharmacokinetics with specific emphasis on the kidneys, liver, blood volume & muscle
  • Explain implications for polypharmacy in the elderly
  • Discuss measures that a physician can take to avoid over-medication in the elderly
  • Use the Beers Criteria to identify potentially inappropriate medications for the elderly
  • Manage clinical situations of pathologies in or drug-related problems in older adults
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This podcast episode is an MP3 file. It may be listened to on a computer with speakers or an MP3 player. It is available on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center website, where an episode fact sheet is also available, or for download from the iTunes Music Store (search term: "texas tech medcast").

Content Categories: 
Already Expired Email Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:54pm
Already Expired Email 1 month date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:34am
Expired Email Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 12:21pm
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Dr. Betsy Goebel Jones betsy.jones@ttuhsc.edu


Suggested Citation:
Lynn Bickley, Dr. Betsy Goebel Jones, Kathryn McMahon and Mike Ragain. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series: Geriatric Polypharmacy. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20261