“Less is More! Deprescribing & Medication Management Considerations for Older Adults”
HealthTrust presents…“Less is More! Deprescribing & Medication Management Considerations for Older Adults”
Deprescribing and medication management in older adults is a growing topic of interest due to individuals living longer every year. The importance of acknowledging the physiology of aging and geriatric syndromes can promote our diligence in avoiding potentially inappropriate medications in older adults. Older adults are highly susceptible to polypharmacy, prescribing cascades and medication related injuries due to multi-morbidity. The speaker will address all of these areas and include education about using explicit and implicit criteria when evaluating disease states and medication regimens in order to reduce potentially inappropriate medications prescribed and optimize care.
Learning Objectives for Pharmacists | At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Identify risk factors for potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) prescribing in older adults.
- Recall criteria to evaluate drug appropriateness and use of PIMs in older adults.
- Recognize the role of the pharmacist in evaluating use of PIMs in older adults.
Learning Objectives for Pharmacy Technicians | At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Recall common PIMs in older adults.
- Identify side effects and risks associated with use of PIMs by older adults.
- Recognize the role of the pharmacy technician with PIMs in older adults.
Marissa Grillo, PharmD | PGY1 Pharmacy Resident | Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – New Brunswick
Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Nurses & Physicians
Continuing Education Information: This program is approved for CPEs by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Attendees of this program may earn 1.0 CPE Contact Hours. Belmont University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Numbers for this activity are 0863-9999-22-072-L01-P for pharmacists and 0863-9999-22-072-L01-T for pharmacy technicians.
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