Dermatologic Conditions in Older Individuals
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.
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Dermatologic conditions in older people generally occur secondary to physiologic changes due to the aging process. These changes include thinning of the skin; loss of the ability of the skin to retain water, replace cells and maintain an optimal physical barrier; decreased wound healing ability; loss of skin elasticity; decreased sweating; and decreased immune responsiveness.1
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