Clinical Sessions for Recertification (CE)
Educational Sessions (CE)
Planned in cooperation with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy
ACPE Activity #0204-9999-19-290-L04-P
1.00 Contact Hours | Application-based
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been increasing, especially in the older adult population, with many surveys indicating at least half of those aged 65 years and older have tried a CAM therapy or practice. Many older adults use these practices believing that they are generally safer and without consequence, resulting in most patients not disclosing CAM use to healthcare providers. It is important for geriatric healthcare providers to acknowledge the increasing use of CAM therapies to have an understanding as to why older adults are accessing CAM for their healthcare needs. This session will review the current trends of CAM therapy among older adults and discuss the perceived benefits among this population. This session will also highlight some of the more prevalent chronic conditions affecting the older adult and discuss the evidence surrounding the efficacy and safety of common CAM therapies used in their management.
This activity is approved for Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) recertification credit.