On Wed, Mar 2nd, Bay State College hosted the APTA of MA's geriatric special interest group. Jazmin Turner, PharmD, presented on polypharmacy in the geriatric patient. Polypharmacy is a growing issue affecting the geriatric population and it can have many far-reaching effects such as medication non-adherence, drug interactions, declines in functional status, cognitive impairment, and falls. Adverse effects of medications are often misattributed to signs of aging and polypharmacy can go unaddressed. The newly updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults was reviewed as was the role physical therapists/physical therapist assistants have in addressing polypharmacy.
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On Thursday, March 24, 2016, adjunct faculty member Matt Penney, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC (second from R) attended a fundraiser for Governor Charlie Baker (center). During the event, he along with other physical therapists, advocated for their profession and their patients.
Our Service Learning group checks in with updates on their trip to Puerto Rico.
Each year Bay State College students and faculty embark on an international service learning trip. This year the trip has taken them to Puerto Rico during the students' spring break. The group will be checking in and sending photos throughout the week to let us know what they've been up to! Here's what they have to say about the first days of their adventure.
Let’s face it – we’ve all watched at least one episode of Project Runway or any of the intriguing fashion reality shows on TV today. Well, this semester, our very own students are taking on projects similar to those taken on by our favorite reality TV personalities.