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 Vitamins, Minerals, and Electrolytes in Older Adults

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Type: Internet
Date(s): 03/14/20
Times: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT
Facility: RxSchool E-Classroom
Contact(s): RxSchool
Fee: $30.00

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ACPE Live Credit
 Live CE Information

Target Audience:
Pharmacy Technicians

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Course Overview:

Over-the-counter and prescription treatment with vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes is common in healthcare, and many older adult patients self-treat with these agents. The allure of natural treatment and the hope of finding new medical benefits have fueled patient interest and lead to significant research for many of these agents. Some vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes have known clinical benefit, while others do not. This program will focus on those that have known clinical benefit, or those where deficiency commonly occurs in older adults. This includes vitamin D, vitamin B12, potassium, sodium, multivitamins, antioxidants plus zinc for macular degeneration, and calcium. Specific focus will be given to identification of deficiency, causes of deficiency, dosing recommendations for repletion, and risks and benefits with supplementation. Patient cases will be utilized and participants will be actively engaged.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacist will be able to:

  • Identify over-the-counter and prescription vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes that are often clinically indicated in older adults, as well as those that have not been shown to have clinical benefit.
  • Evaluate and manage drug-induced causes of B12 deficiency, hypovitaminosis D, hypokalemia, hyperkalemia, and hyponatremia in ambulatory older adults.
  • Compare and contrast pharmacologic interventions for hypovitaminosis D, vitamin B12 deficiency, hypokalemia, and calcium supplementation.
  • Evaluate the risk-benefit of multivitamin supplementation and the risk-benefit of antioxidant plus zinc supplementation for macular degeneration. 

At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacy technician will be able to:

  • Describe common electrolyte abnormalities and nutritional deficiencies that occur in older adults.
  • Describe the importance of adequate vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes.
  • Recognize the risk of giving too much of certain vitamins, minerals, or electrolytes.
  • Summarize current recommendations regarding supplementation with common vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes in older adults.

Joseph P. Vande Griend,

Dr. Joseph Vande Griend graduated from the University of Iowa with his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2005. He completed both PGY1 (Pharmacy Practice) and PGY2 (Family Medicine) training at the University of Colorado Hospital and School of Pharmacy. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is also privileged to be a geriatric clinical pharmacist at the University of Colorado Seniors Clinic. At the clinic, he provides medication therapy management (MTM), performs drug therapy consultations, and serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents. His research interests include Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and the provision of innovative clinical pharmacy services in primary care with a focus on the elderly population.
Faculty Disclosure:
RxSchool has a Full and Fair Disclosure Policy that requires course faculty to communicate any real or apparent commercial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.  There is no commercial support being used for this course. Participants are advised that the accredited status of RxSchool does not imply endorsement by the provider or ACPE of any products/therapeutics mentioned in this course. The information in the course is for educational purposes only. 

Joseph Vande Griend has nothing to disclose.

You must attend the entire webinar, participate in the interactive polling questions, and complete a post course evaluation in order to earn your CE credit.


 Courses Offered
 Vitamins, Minerals, and Electrolytes in Older Adults
Joseph Vande Griend, BCPS, CGP, PharmD

Course Accreditation Information:

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