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ASCP Updates Introductory Modules on Geriatric Pharmacy Review
The Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy has updated the content map for the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist examination as part of the periodic role delineation study conducted in 2012. A revised CGP exam based on the updated content map will be launched in January 2014.
In preparation for this change, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Educational Affairs Department has prepared a number of new introductory courses housed on the ASCP learning management system (the Professional Development CEnter) to assist prospective CGP candidates in preparing for the CGP examination.
The courses are ACPE approved for continuing education credit so they also assist candidates in attaining needed credits for pharmacist license renewal.
TO BE RELEASED BY OCTOBER 31, 2013:
2014 CGP Board Review Package [NOTE: Must be logged in to ASCP website] This set includes a total of 4 high priority disease courses and 10 courses that address the following: general principles of aging, general principles of caring for older adults, and population specific activities.
The 2014 CGP Board Review Course Package is offered as one tool that can be used to prepare for the CGP (Certified Geriatric Pharmacist) exam after January 1, 2014 and provides a wealth of information for currently practicing pharmacists or for pharmacists already specializing in geriatric pharmacy. The total number of CE hours for this package is 40.5. Each user has 365 days access to the courses from date of purchase.
The courses can be purchased as a set or individually depending on the specific needs of individual learners and include:
- Biology of Aging
- Educating Older Adults on Appropriate Medication Use
- Generalized Treatment Approach to the Geriatric Patient
- Understanding Geriatric Syndromes
- Monitoring Pharmacotherapy in Older Adults
- Pathophysiology of Aging
- Pharmacotherapy for Endocrine and Exocrine Disorders
- Pharmacotherapy for Hematologic Disorders
- Pharmacotherapy for Neurological Disorders
- Pharmacotherapy for Psychiatric Disorders
- Population Specific Activities for the Geriatrics Pharmacist
- Socioeconomics of Aging
- Wellness and Health Promotion
- What is Geriatric Assessment?
Full details on preparing to sit for the CGP Exam are available on the CCGP website