Deprescribing Medications in the Geriatric Population

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Target Audience

Nurses, Physician, Physician Assistants,Nursing Home Administrator


This program has been MOVED. To access the new module, please follow this link to register for the Declaring War on Drugs – The Art of Deprescribing Recorded Module.

As patients become older, polypharmacy – the use of multiple medications to treat conditions - can have negative consequences. This hour-long online module discusses examining the medications a patient may be taking; how those may possibly interact, causing side effects such as increased risk of falls; and which medications can be safely removed and how.

Method of participation: Online audio/video lecture, successful completion of post-test and evaluation.

Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 1 hour

Release Date: June 7, 2018
Valid Thru: June 7, 2021

The following faculty member does not have significant or other financial relationships with industry/commercial supporters to disclose:

Tasha Woodall, PharmD, CGP, CPP
Associate Director of Pharmacotherapy
Mountain Area Health Education Center

This project is/was supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number U1QHP28734, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government.”

β€œThe UNC Center for Aging and Health, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program also provided support."

System Requirements
Participants who are interested in taking this eLearning course, please go to our system requirements page for more information and to test your computer and the network your computer will be on prior to registering for the class.


  • Define and identify risks posed by polypharmacy, particularly in older adults.
  • Explain benefits of reducing polypharmacy.
  • Describe a rational approach to deprescribing.
  • Given a patient case, identify target drugs for deprescribing and develop a regimen for discontinuation.


Melanie A Caughron


Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 11, 2021
12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 11, 2021
Check-In Time
12:00 PM
0.10 - CEU
0.90 - Contact Hours
Online Learning