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Pharmacology and Synergistic Effects (PD102315)

Presenter(s): Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BSGP, FASCP
Course Description

Many times, patients are taking medications recommended and prescribed from multiple practitioners and sources, and no one provider is responsible for the overall picture, possibly leading to medication-related harm. Thus, it is incumbent upon each member of the patient’s health care team to play a role in ensuring a safer medication use experience based on basic principles regarding polypharmacy. This session will use case studies to explore polypharmacy and synergistic effects to help audiologists contribute to positive overall medication results for their patients.

This course is a recorded session from the online conference “Audiology 2017: Cutting-Edge Perspectives in Service Delivery for Older Adults.”

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Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Explain the prescribing cascade, and identify medication-related harm, which often is misinterpreted as physical impairment
  • Describe the level of medication burden and state reasons for regional differences across the U.S. in prescription burden
  • Identify common high-risk medications and explain why they should be avoided, if possible

Presenter Information

Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BSGP, FASCP, is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Louisville. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific and completed a geriatric clinical pharmacy residency at VA Medical Center-Sepulveda/UCLA. "Dr. Dee" is a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) and Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP). Her research interests include multi-stakeholder decision-making regarding medication use and health systems root cause analysis regarding medication. She teaches Med-Pharm for second-year med students and dental students, and provides education for interdisciplinary learners on medication management topics. She leads an endowed program, the U of L Frazier Polypharmacy and Medication Management Program, which is unique among medical schools in the United States, and is dedicated to improving outcomes related to polypharmacy through education, research, and outreach. She also serves on the ASCP education and research committee with focus on development of preceptor resources and serves as an adviser for several organizations regarding medication use education.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Associate professor of medicine at the University of Louisville and director of the Polypharmacy and Medication Management Program
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • No nonfinancial relationships to the content of this presentation

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Online conference dates: October 11–23, 2017
End date: November 29, 2026

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102315
Available Through: November 29, 2026