Iowa Geriatric Education Center Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Geriatric Lecture Series

April-01-16 - Potentially Inappropriate Medications: The Beers Criteria – Update 2015

In this presentation, Dr. Reist will identify potentially inappropriate medications in older adults' medication regimens. He will discuss common adverse events resulting from the use of potentially inappropriate medications and identify potentially dangerous drug interactions in older adults' medication regimens. In addition, he will review medications which should have dosages reduced or avoided in older adults with varying degrees of decline in kidney function, as well as medications with strong anticholinergic properties.

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Jeffrey Reist, PharmD, BCPS received his degree from the University of Florida. He is currently a clinical associate professor in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, as well as the director of the Pharmacy Practice Laboratory and a clinical pharmacist in the University of Iowa Department of Family Medicine Geriatric Clinic. Dr. Reist's research interests include innovations in teaching and improvement in the care of patients with dementia. He is particularly interested in the appropriate treatment of behavioral symptoms in patients with dementia.

About GLS

The Geriatric Lecture Series online presentations cover a wide range of topics in the clinical management of older adults. Find out how to participate here. Registration for the 2016 Geriatric Lecture Series is now open.

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