Hydration and Nutrition Disorders in the Geriatric Population_Section9
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.
Older and frail individuals are at higher risk of nutrition and hydration disorders than younger individuals. In Module 1, the causes, consequences, and management of dehydration as well as fluid and electrolyte disorders is discussed. In Module 2, the special needs and management of nutritional challenges associated with morbidity in older individuals is reviewed.
Disclosures: The author and program faculty have no conflicts of interest to disclose.