Available Until 10/18/2022

Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Selected Readings: Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease and Urologic Disorders in Older Adults (Cert # L219150)

ACPE Numbers: 0204-9999-21-974-H01-P
Pre-Sale Date: 09/22/2021
Content Release Date: 10/20/2021
Expiration Dates: 10/18/2022
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 declining renal function, chronic kidney disease (CKD), urinary incontinence, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) 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.

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Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Selected Readings: Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease and Urologic Disorders in Older Adults (Cert # L219150)




Learning Objectives 

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

  • Assess CKD and risk of CKD-related complications in older adults using screening tools and clinical practice guidelines.
  • Revise a medication regimen in an older adult with declining renal function or CKD using clinical practice guidelines, principles of renal drug dosing, and deprescribing.
  • Recommend an evidence-based therapeutic plan for CKD related anemia, cardiovascular disease and mineral and bone disorders.
  • Recommend evidence-based non-pharmacologic strategies for the management of urinary incontinence and BPH.
  • Compare and contrast urinary incontinence and BPH treatment options based on mechanism of action, adverse effect profile, and efficacy.
  • Given a patient case, develop a therapeutic plan for an older adult with urinary incontinence or BPH based on patient and agent-related variables.

Full Faculty Bios

Jazmin Black, Pharm.D., BCGP
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical & Administrative Sciences
School of Pharmacy
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore, Maryland 

Chanel Whittaker, Pharm.D., BCGP, FASCP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Director of Education and Training
The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging
Baltimore, Maryland 

Content Matter Experts

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

Dana Carroll, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS, CDE
Clinical Professor, Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
University of Alabama Family Medicine
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

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

Holly Byrnes, Pharm.D., BCPS
Jill A. Sellers, Pharm.D., B.S.Pharm.

Olubusola Akinbote, Pharm.D., BCGP
Ramadas Balasubramanian, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BCGP, BCACP, FASCP
Lindsay Benedik, B.S., Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP
Indie Brchan, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPP
Tina Caliendo, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCACP
Rachel  Campbell, Pharm.D., BCGP
Ashley  Castelvecchi, Pharm.D., BCGP
David Cebula, Pharm.D., BCGP
Cynthia Feucht, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP
Mark  Haddad, Pharm. D., BCGP, APP
Sandy Hrometz, BSPharm, Ph.D., BCGP
Ann Mary Isacc, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP
Shella Johnson, Pharm.D., BCGP
Travis LaCore, Pharm.D., BCGP
Nancy Laux, Pharm.D. BCPS,BCGP
Shalini Lynch, Pharm.D., BCGP
Jocelyn Reynoso, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP
Joseph Solien, Pharm.D., BCPP, BCGP
Salome  Weaver, Pharm.D., BCGP, FASCP
Erin Williams, Pharm.D., 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.

These activities were developed by ACCP and ASHP.