Fresh from the Tap: Highlights from Beers Criteria 2023

Saturday, February 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Accredited for Pharmacists and Technicians

Raise your glass to a comprehensive review course on the latest updates to the Beers Criteria. Explore the clinical rationale behind these guidelines, master the nuanced terminology, and understand the negative effects of potentially inappropriate medications on geriatric patients. Learners will gain expertise in identifying medications requiring renal function-based dose adjustments and recommending precise therapeutic adjustments for the geriatric population.

Learning Objectives - Pharmacists
Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the clinical rationale behind the Beers Criteria.
  2. Discuss how the terminology in Beers Criteria should be interpreted.
  3. Describe negative effects of potentially inappropriate medications according to the Beers Criteria.
  4. List medications which require dose adjustments based on renal function.
  5. Recommend therapeutic adjustments for patient care plans. 

0.1 CEU/1 hr
UAN: 0107-0000-23-382-L01-P


Learning Objectives – Pharmacy Technicians
Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the clinical rationale behind the Beers Criteria.
  2. Discuss how the terminology in Beers Criteria should be interpreted.
  3. List negative effects of potentially inappropriate medications according to the Beers Criteria.
  4. Identify medications which require dose adjustments based on renal function.
  5. Develop a plan to promote safe medication practices at your pharmacy.

0.1 CEU/1 hr
UAN: 0107-0000-23-382-L01-T


John Swegle, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy