Available Until 10/17/2023

Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Selected Readings: Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders and Nutrition in Older Adults (Cert # L229125)

ACPE Numbers: 0204-9999-22-951-H01-P
Pre-Sale Date: 09/21/2022
Content Release Date: 10/19/2022
Expiration Dates: 10/17/2023
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 3 contact hours (BPS and ACPE)
Activity Fee: $100 (ASHP member); $150 (non-member)

Activity Overview

The purpose of this activity is to offer participants recertification credits for the Board of Pharmacy Specialty (BPS) certification for geriatric practitioners (BCGP) by providing a review of pertinent topics, practice of required skills and references to helpful study resources regarding polypharmacy and medication management in the elderly. The activity will assist the participant in identifying areas needed for an in-depth review. 

This module focuses on management of Gastrointestinal Disorders and Nutrition in Older Adults. By reading the selected book chapter, listening to the presentation, and answering the post-activity assessment, the clinician will enhance their understanding and application of these criteria and approaches. 

This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. Successful completion of the learning module will provide 3.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

These activities are intended for Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacy Specialists in need of recertification credit. 

Board certified pharmacists are eligible to receive up to 3 contact hours of recertification credit for completing this course. To earn recertification credit, learners must review the course content and successfully complete the online assessments by the deadline. Only completed assessments will be eligible for credit; no partial or incomplete assessments will be processed.  You are allowed only one attempt to successfully complete this assessment. 

This course is not intended for those preparing to take the BPS Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Examination for Certification. To prepare for the examination, please see courses here: http://elearning.ashp.org/catalog/geriatric-pharmacy-review 

These activities are part of the ASHP and ACCP professional development program for BCGP recertification approved by the BPS.

Learning Activity

ACPE Number

Contact Hours (ACPE and BPS)

Assessment Pass Point

Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Selected Readings: Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders and Nutrition in Older Adults




After participating in this CPE activity, learners should be able to:

  • Assess the applicability of general adult treatment guidelines, literature, and management strategies for gastrointestinal disorders to older patients.
  • Select appropriate drug therapy for gastrointestinal disorders (including dysphagia, nausea and vomiting, constipation, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Clostridioides difficile infection) in older adults.
  • Recommend strategies that will support optimal nutrition in older patients taking medications.

Full Faculty Bios

Julianna Fernandez, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Houston
College of Pharmacy
Houston, Texas 

Maria Shin, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine
Robley Rex Louisville Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Louisville, Kentucky 

Content Matter Experts

Amie Blaszczyk, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS, FASCP
Professor & Division Head – Geriatrics
Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy
Dallas, Texas
Advanced Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Arlington, Texas

Dana Carroll, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS, CDE
Clinical Professor
Auburn, Alabama
University of Alabama Family Medicine
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Anna Jackson, PharmD

Ashley Castelvecchi, PharmD, BCGP
Christine Chou, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Emalee Collins, PharmD
Kira Durr, PharmD, BCGP
Donna Ellison, PharmD
Jennifer Fix, PharmD, MBA
Kathy Grams, PharmD, BCGP
Mark  Haddad, PharmD, BCGP
Chris Hightower, PharmD, BCGP
Susan King, PharmD, BCGP
Tracy Larsen, RPh, BCGP
Kevin Lazaruk, BSc Pharm, BCGP, CDP, BCMAS
Tracey Meade, PharmD, BCGP
Muhammad Qudoos, PharmD, BCGP, CACP
Mohammad Rattu, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS, BCGP
Lindsay Sampson, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Michele Walker, PharmD, BCGP

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or series may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content. 

All faculty and planners for ASHP education activities are qualified and selected by ASHP and required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. ASHP identifies and resolves conflicts of interest prior to an individual’s participation in development of content for an educational activity. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity. 

All other planners, presenters, reviewers,ACCP and ASHP staff and others with an opportunity to control content report no financial relationships relevant to this activity. 

Activities consist of educational materials, assessments, and activity evaluations. In order to receive continuing pharmacy education credit, learners must:

  •          Complete the attestation statement
  •          Review all content
  •          Complete and pass the assessments
  •          Complete the evaluations 

Follow the prompts to claim, view, or print the statement of credit within 60 days after completing the activity.

ASHP and ACCP collaborate on geriatric pharmacy activities.