Online Education | Adult/Geriatric Drug Therapy 2015

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Adult/Geriatric Drug Therapy 2015
Adult/Geriatric Drug Therapy 2015

This online course is designed as a pharmacology update for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses and healthcare professionals in all settings. Each module focuses on current recommendations and controversies regarding drug therapy for common problems in adult and geriatric health and include appropriate pharmacotherapeutic principles and recommendations for patient education.

"All the speakers were very good and provided useful, interesting information that I appreciated."

"It was a great opportunity to get a lot of information in a short time!"

Lectures were recorded in May 2015 at a conference in Seattle, Washington provided by Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Teaching methods include video, audio and downloadable handouts.

Publish Date: June 10 , 2015. This course will be available for three years from this date.
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Target Audience

Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning objectives

After taking this activity set, you will be better able to:

  1. Discuss appropriate treatment options in the setting of antibiotic resistance.
  2. Describe a stepwise approach for determining appropriate medication dosing for patients with advanced kidney disease.
  3. Describe treatment options for patients with osteoporosis.
  4. Describe the current pharmacologic control of type 2 diabetes and its major complications.
  5. Discuss the pharmacological risks and benefits of psychotropic medications used to treat anxiety disorders.
  6. Discuss current national guidelines and recommendations for treatment of osteoarthritis.
  7. Describe the risks and benefits of medical marijuana use.

Completion Requirements

To earn contact hours for this activity:

  • View/listen to the presentations.
  • Study the handouts.
  • Complete the evaluations. 

After submitting the evaluations, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.   


  • Elizabeth Chmelik, MD 
    Staff Psychiatrist, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle; Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UW School of Medicine
  • Kori Dewing, DNP, ARNP 
    Adult Nurse Practitioner, Rheumatology Department, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle
  • Timothy Evans, MD, PhD, FACP 
    Senior Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest and Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
  • Karen Huisinga, MN, ARNP, FNP 
    Nurse Practitioner, Rheumatology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle; Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing
  • Jennifer Kapur, PharmD 
    Pharmacist, Ambulatory Pharmacy, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle; Clinical Assistant Professor, UW School of Pharmacy; Instructor of Nursing, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle
  • A. Bilal Malik, MD, BS 
    Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, UW School of Medicine; Director, Fellowship Training Program and Director, General Nephrology Clinical Service, UWMC Section
  • Brian Wood, MD 
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Disease, UW School of Medicine; Medical Director, NW AIDS Education Training Center ECHO HIV Telehealth Program, Seattle

Planning Committee

  • Phyllis Christianson, MN, ARNP, GNP-BC 
    Geriatric Care Specialist, Nursing Home Services, Group Health, Seattle; Senior Lecturer, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, UW School of Nursing
  • Christine Espina, DNP, MN, RN 
    Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing
  • Christine Hoyle, DNP, ARNP, FNP 
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, UW School of Nursing; Nurse Practitioner, Public Health–Seattle & King County
  • Deborah Kearnes, MN, ARNP 
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, UW School of Nursing; Nurse Practitioner, Residential Care Team, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle
  • Misun Kim, BSN, RN 
    Graduate Student Assistant, Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program Training Grant, UW School of Nursing
  • Jaime Navetta, RN, MN, CNE 
    Associate Director and Lead Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing
  • Linda Pedersen, MN, ARNP, FNP-BC 
    Nurse Practitioner, Port Hadlock Medical Care, Port Hadlock; Director, Nurse Practitioner Pathway, School of Health Sciences, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle

UW=University of Washington, Seattle


Disclosure Information

UWCNE Accreditation Information

Course format 
Audio and Video
Time & place
Start and expiration dates 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - Monday, June 10, 2019
Price: $120.00
Available credit
  • 7.80 Contact hours
  • 7.80 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level