Controlled Substance Issues in Palliative Medicine and Geriatrics
Individuals sixty-five years and older account for one-third of all prescription medications. Eighty-seven percent of the geriatric population were prescribed at least one medication, thirty-six percent were prescribed five or more medications, and thirty-eight percent also took over the counter medications. Drug misuse and abuse in the elderly can cause cognitive and physical impairment: increase risk of falls, motor vehicle accidents, and may result in a declining ability to perform activities of daily living. This course reviews the issues associated with Controlled Substances in Palliative Medicine and Geriatrics.This activity is designed for Physicians, Physician Assistants and Advanced Nurse Practitioners who are certified to prescribe controlled substances.
This activity is designed for Physicians, Physician Assistants and Advanced Nurse Practitioners who are certified to prescribe controlled substances.
Gregory W. Ayers, MD
Dr. Gregory Ayers is a hospitalist with Birmingham Hospitalists, PC. He received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency with Baptist Health System in Birmingham. In addition to internal medicine, Dr. Ayers is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine. He is on the medical staff of five Birmingham area hospitals and healthcare service centers, and is licensed to practice in nine states.
Dr. Ayers is a board member of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and the State Committee of Public Health. He also serves on the Cancer Committee and is chair of the Ethics Committee at Princeton Baptist Medicine Center in Birmingham.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ The Medical Foundation of Alabama designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama through the joint providership of the Medical Foundation of Alabama and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. The Medical Foundation of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This course is offered through the Medical Association of The State of Alabama.
To take this course you will be redirected to the Medical Association of The State of Alabama's website. You must login or create an account with the Medical Association of The State of Alabama in order to complete this activity.
Mocingbird works to provide curated, high quality content to our users. Have a suggestion? Want to partner with us? Get in touch