Endocrine and Exocrine Disorders in the Older Patient_Section8
We have based the selection of topics for our program on the list of medical conditions published in the Candidate Handbook of the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy Disease State List (http://www.ccgp.org/sites/default/files/CCGP_ContentOutline2014.pdf). Completion of all of our lessons will provide a strong foundation for preparation to challenge the CGP exam.
However, you should also visit the CCGP "Candidate Page” at http://www.ccgp.org/candidate to download the candidate handbook and review all of the details and requirements of the exam. The page also tells you how to register for the exam when you are ready.
Dysfunction of the endocrine or exocrine glands can cause a number of different medical issues. The geriatric population is especially at risk for conditions such as diabetes, Cushing Syndrome, Addison's disease, hyperthyroidism, menopausal symptoms, Paget's disease and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH). The pathophysiology, symptoms and management of all of these conditions, with a focus on the geriatric population, is outlined in this comprehensive lesson that consists of 7 modules.
Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interests to disclose. One of the reviewers wishes to disclose that she has received an honorarium from commercial entities other than this one.