Pharmacy Diversity Day: Pharmacokinetic (PK) & Pharmacodynamic (PD) Variables of Gender, Age & Ethnicity/Genetics is organized by PharmCon, Inc. and will be held from Jul 26, 2016 - Jan 26, 2019.
Credits: 1 Contact Hour(s)
Target Audience: Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician
We will first review medication therapy differences between men and women, and then among generations with regards to patients over the age of 65 compared to those under, and then within various pharmacogenetic and ethnic backgrounds. Some say, "Men are from Mars, and women are from Venus" but just what does that entail in regard to personalizing medication therapy? With people living longer and the "baby boomer" generation entering into the geriatric population, we'll explore the evolving needs of our bodies as we age. We are all from various ethnic backgrounds and certainly have varying genetic makeup, but once again, just what does that mean in regards to tailoring our medication therapy and health care to our patients. We will discuss pertinent gender, geriatric, and pharmacogenetic medication therapy references for more information as well.
• Understand how and why males and females differ in responses to certain medications
• Identify the medications that should be avoided or require dosage adjustments for patients over the age of 65 years of age
• Understand the common ethnic genetic variability in responses to certain medications and the available tests to identify those differences
• List medications that should be avoided in the elderly
• List medications that can cause different responses in different ethnicities
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
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