Dr. Gurvich, is a geriatric clinical pharmacologist. She has fostered interprofessional collaboration between physicians and pharmacists throughout her career and is continuing to develop a teaching model to integrate pharmacy and medical education. Dr. Gurvich received a PharmD from the USC School of Pharmacy and a B.S. in biology from USC. She completed a geriatric pharmacology residency at USC at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center.

 

Presentation Title:
"Drug Prescribing For Older Adults"

 

Purpose:

To provide updated information on how to use medications safely and effectively in older patients.

 

Objectives: 

  • Review strategies which identify and avoid polypharmacy
  • Identify polypharmacy through case discussion
  • Apply the 2019 Beers Criteria in patient care
  • Develop strategies of application of the Beers criteria to clinical practice