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 Men's Health in Older Adults: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Erectile Dysfunction
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Course Overview:
Erectile dysfunction (ED) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are common conditions for older adult males and can result in significant morbidity for this population. These disease states are also of significant personal concern and interest for many older males.  Pharmacists and pharmacy personnel routinely provide recommendations, educate patients, and dispense medications to treat these conditions.  This program will provide broad overview of these disease states and will provide in-depth discussion regarding the safe and effective use of medications to treat the older male population.
Learning Objectives:

After completing this course the pharmacist  will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of erectile dysfunction (ED) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in older adults.
  • Explain the pathophysiologic mechanism of ED and BPH and relate these to the role of various medication classes for management.
  • Identify disease states and medications that can precipitate or worsen symptoms of ED and BPH. 
  • Compare and contrast the mechanism of action, indications, and adverse effects of α-adrenergic agonists, 5α-reductase inhibitors, phosphodiesterase inhibitors, anticholinergic agents, and testosterone replacement therapy and monitoring for patients requiring treatment for erectile dysfunction and BPH. 
  • Select specific treatment and monitoring for patients requiring treatment for erectile dysfunction and BPH.
  • Modify the treatment plan to optimize medication therapy for erectile dysfunction and BPH. 

After completing this course the pharmacy technician will be able to:
  • Describe the symptoms and health concerns of erectile dysfunction (ED) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Explain the use of medications to treat ED and BPH considering the underlying cause of these disease states. 
  • Recognize the indications, adverse effects, and cost of medications used to treat ED and BPH.
  • Identify first-line and second-line medication treatments of ED and BPH.
  • Summarize current standards of care for elderly patients with ED and BPH.
Target Audience:
Pharmacists
Pharmacy Technicians
Faculty:

Joseph P. Vande Griend, PharmD, BCPS, CGP 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 strives to keeps its content fair and unbiased. The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

The planners of the educational activity have no conflicts of interest to disclose. 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 ACPE of any products/therapeutics mentioned in this course. 

The information in the course is for educational purposes only. 

Joseph Vande Griend has no conflicts to disclose.
Release date:
November 17, 2015
Expiration Date:
November 17, 2018
 
 


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ACPE - Pharmacists Accreditation
RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This home study web activity has been assigned a maximum of 2 credit hours and the ACPE UPN: 0372-0000-15-015-H04-P.

Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

Release Date: 11/17/2015

 
To receive educational credit, participants must pass the online assessment with a score of 70% or better. If you do not receive a minimum score of 70% or better, you are permitted to retake the test. After passing the assessment, you can view, print and track your statements of credit online.

ACPE - Technicians Accreditation
RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This home study web activity has been assigned a maximum of 2 credit hours and the ACPE UPN: 0372-0000-15-015-H04-T.

Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

Release Date: 11/17/2015

 
To receive educational credit, participants must pass the online assessment with a score of 70% or better. If you do not receive a minimum score of 70% or better, you are permitted to retake the test. After passing the assessment, you can view, print and track your statements of credit online.

The material presented here does not reflect the views of Pharmacy Choice, Inc., RxSchool, or the companies providing educational content. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

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