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Dominick Trombetta, PharmD

9:15-10:15 AM

Pain Management in the Elderly

Dr. Trombetta is an Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice at Wilkes University.

Learning Objectives

1. Evaluate the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics changes that occur with aging.

2.  Assess drug therapy and patient related factors that need consideration prior to considering pain management in older patients.

3. Evaluate medications as a potential cause of adverse drug reactions in older patients developing new symptoms or conditions.

4.  Discuss situations that should trigger assessment of drug therapy used for pain management

5.  Identify resources in your community that are non-pharmacologic strategies to treat pain in older patients.

Biography continued...

Dr. Trombetta received his BS from Temple University School of Pharmacy and his Pharm.D. from Shenandoah University.    Most recently, he had completed a certificate in epidemiology and biostatistics from Drexel University.  Dr. Trombetta is an Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice at Wilkes University.  He teaches in the didactic curriculum and in the experiential program precepting introductory and advanced practice experiences at Allied Services Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Trombetta is board certified in pharmacotherapy and geriatrics.  


He has contributed to the textbooks; Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs, Basics Skills in Interpreting Clinical Laboratory Data, and the Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program.   Dr. Trombetta has published in Pharmacy Times, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, The Consultant Pharmacist, American Journal of Health System Pharmacy, and American Health and Drug Benefits. Prior to joining the faculty at Wilkes University, he began his career in hospital pharmacy as staff clinical pharmacist, clinical coordinator, and lastly as director of the hospital pharmacy.  He has been a consultant for Alosa Health on various academic detailing projects.

When not working, he enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time outdoors with wife Donna and pet sheltie.

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