APRN Pharmacology Today: Polypharmacy Considerations
Amy M. Lugo
Join Amy M. Lugo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, FAPhA for this self-paced online course.
This course offers the APRN a review on the topic of polypharmacy and how to effectively manage it. This course assists the APRN in fulfilling pharmacology CE requirements for licensure. Join Amy M. Lugo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, FAPhA for this self-paced online course. APRN Pharmacology Today: Polypharmacy Considerations will cover the following subjects:
- Module 1: Polypharmacy: Defining the Problem
- Module 2: Physiologic Differences & Inappropriate Prescribing
- Module 3: The Beers Criteria
- Module 4: Polypharmacy Tools
- Module 5: Polypharmacy: Helpful Resources
Key Learning Outcomes
- Utilize current practice guidelines for polypharmacy in patients.
- Identify one practice change based on course content.
- Formulate a treatment and monitoring plan for polypharmacy through the use of case studies
Amy M. Lugo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, FAPhA
Dr. Lugo currently serves as Clinical Specialist and Formulary Manager at the Defense Health Agency Pharmacy Operations Division with TRICARE and is the director of the DoD’s managed care pharmacy residency program where she provides extensive technical support to the DoD P&T Committee via formulary management, pharmacoeconomic analysis, pharmacy benefit design and utilization management. She has previous experience in a variety of practice settings including academia and health-system pharmacy as a clinical specialist in primary care, inpatient family medicine and internal medicine, as clinical coordinator, and director of a pharmacy practice residency. Dr. Lugo is passionate about giving back to the profession and has extensive volunteer service with APhA, ASHP, and AMCP. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Florida, completed a primary care pharmacy residency in Asheville, NC and is board certified in Pharmacotherapy and advanced diabetes management. She also loves precepting and mentoring students and residents.