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Heather Sakely, PharmD, BCPS, Director of the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency, presents on the geriatric pharmacotherapy pearls. Dr. Sakely goes through several patient cases and outlines vaccine regimens, therapeutic options, and medication information resources.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Design vaccine regimens using the latest pneumococcal vaccine schedule.
  • Identify therapeutic options for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in skilled nursing facility (SNF) residents.
  • Identify and critically appraise the usefulness of medication information resources.

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Dr. Sakely has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

Grant/Research Support: Practice Change Leadership Program

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 10/30/15 | Last Modified On: 11/8/16 | Expires: 11/8/17

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