presented by Kenneth L. Miller
receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Ken Miller has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Dr. Kenneth Miller has been an educator, physical therapist, and consultant for the home health industry for more than 20 years and serves as a guest lecturer, adjunct teaching assistant, and adjunct professor in the DPT program at Touro College in Bay Shore, New York. He has presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the…Read full bio
1. Pharmacology Basics
This chapter will explore how pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics changes occur with aging in clinical terms with a focus on the intended effects, unintended effects and potential risks older persons face. This chapter also will provide definitions of commonly used terms regarding pharmacology.
2. Using the Updated BEERS Criteria in Practice
This chapter will introduce the Updated BEERS Criteria tool and demonstrate how to use it to improve medication safety in the older adult. The tool lists potentially inappropriate medications by class and explains the adverse effects seen with the medications.
3. Medication Review
This chapter will use case scenarios to highlight common medication misconceptions regarding medication safety with over the counter and commonly prescribed medications. Example medication review will be provided.
4. Differentiating Adverse Drug Reactions
This chapter will explain medication side effects seen with the older adult and provide tools to differentiate patient signs and symptoms attributed to medication side effects and other causes.