This session provides a brief basic background on mechanisms behind drug-drug interactions and their unintended consequences. Significant drug-herb interactions with commonly used herbal remedies by residents and their families are presented.
Contact hours available until 10/3/2017.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and GAPNA.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.
Objectives: 1. Define the altered physiology of aging that makes older adults more susceptible to DDIs. 2. Review the principles behind DDIs. 3. List three frequently encountered drug-herb interactions in older adults. 4. Develop a strategy to minimize risk from herbal-drug interactions in older adults.