Total Credits: 1 including 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)
*** Please note this program will also be found as part of the 8-Credit program Simply CME #5: A Potpourri of Topics for the Practicing Physician. If you have already completed Simply CME #5, you will not want to choose this program. If you want to learn more about Simply CME #5: A Potpourri of Topics for the Practicing Physician, choose “Media Types” above and select “Classroom.” ***
In this presentation medication classes commonly implicated with adverse drug events (ADEs) will be discussed. The presenters will go over strategies to mitigate ADEs and promote safe medication use in the geriatric population. Case presentations will also be presented to show examples of ADEs.
• Recognize specific medication classes commonly implicated with adverse drug events (ADEs)
• Discuss strategies to mitigate ADEs and promote safe medication use in older adult patients
• Analyze patient cases to describe benefits versus risks of select pharmacotherapy
Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A CME credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsä. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
None of the planners for this educational activity have a relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Grievance Policy for AOA Credit:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance. Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee. All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt. If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint in writing to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.
|Easy as 1-2-3: Preventing Geriatric ADEs (2.95 MB)
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Dr. Rebecca Spear grew up and attended school in Maine, earning an undergraduate degree from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. She received her medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine at UConn Health in Farmington, Connecticut, where she developed a passion for teaching and caring for older adult patients. She saw the challenges many patients face as they navigate life with serious illnesses and how these patients and their families can be supported by palliative care. Following a chief resident year focused on teaching skills, she completed a combined geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at Yale University.
Dr. Spear works for the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Augusta, Maine. She serves as the Program Director for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. While her practice is primarily involved in the inpatient setting, she has a passion for improving models of care to keep older adults in the community whenever possible.
In her free time, Dr. Spear enjoys spending time outdoors, especially exploring new walking, biking, and hiking trails with her husband and son.
Dr. Spear discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of her presentation.
Dr. Cassandra White is a 2012 graduate of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, New York. After earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree with a concentration in economics, she completed a post-graduate year-1 pharmacy practice residency at the VA Maine Healthcare System in Chelsea, Maine. Dr. White began her career in academia at Husson University, Bangor, Maine, in 2013 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice in 2019.
Dr. White started her career in 2005 as a pharmacy technician. Over time, she gained experience working at various pharmacies. She is board certified as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and a Geriatric Pharmacist by the American Pharmacists Association. Dr. White is also a member of the Maine Pharmacy Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and American Pharmacists Association. She was on the Board of Directors for the Maine Pharmacy Association for five years and served as President from 2016 through 2019.
Dr. White is the proud recipient of multiple awards and honors. These include the HUSOP Teaching Excellence Award for Pharmacy Practice (2020), P2 Teacher of the Year (2020), P4 Teacher of the Year (2016, 2020), National Community Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Leadership Award for Maine (2018), Distinguished Young Pharmacist for Maine (2016), HUSOP Faculty Preceptor of the Year (2016), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year (2016), and Who's Who of American Universities (2012). She represents Husson University College of Health and Pharmacy as a clinical pharmacist for Maine Dartmouth Geriatric Medicine in Augusta, Maine. Dr. White is extremely passionate about her work and believes that teaching pharmacy students and serving patients in the community is her calling in life.
Dr. White is a former soccer and basketball player at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and competed on three division championship teams during her collegiate career. She is an avid runner and completed a full marathon in 2015. Dr. White has finished 21 triathlons with her sister. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. White discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of her presentation.