Declaring War on Drugs – The Art of Deprescribing

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Target Audience

Nurses, Physician, Physician Assistants,Nursing Home Administrator

Description

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.

Original Release Date: June 11, 2018
Review Date: June 11, 2020
Valid Thru: June 11, 2022

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.”

“The UNC Center for Aging and Health, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program also provided support."

Objectives

  • 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.

Contact

Melanie A Caughron, 704-512-6573

Electives

06/11/2020 - 06/11/2022
12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Dr. Tasha R Woodall, PharmD, BCGP, CPP
Date(s)
Jun 11, 2020 - Jun 11, 2022
Check-In Time
12:00 PM
Credit
0.10 - CEU
0.90 - Contact Hours
Location
Online Learning