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Essentials of Drug Review for Safer Patient Management

GREAT Seminars and Books


Format(s):   Online Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   3
Registration Fee:   $99


Objectives
Complete a medication reconciliation for older adults experiencing polypharmacy as part of the drug regimen review process. Identify and communicate adverse drug reactions and side effects to health care team in order to improve patient safety. Incorporate the 2019 American Geriatric Society Potentially Inappropriate Medication Resource (aka “Beers List” into clinical practice.

Target Audience
PT, PTA, OT, OTA

Description
Medication errors including inappropriate med prescription and administration are the third leading cause of death in the United States. There are tools available such as the Beers Criteria that assist the treating clinician to identify medications that are potentially inappropriate for the older adult. The purpose of this course is to equip clinicians with medication knowledge and tools to assess for intended and adverse effects of medication. The participant will be able to perform a medication reconciliation to ensure drug safety regarding proper drug dosing (dose and timing), indications, contraindications, drug-drug interactions, and how physical and mental functions may be impacted by the medications our patients are taking.

Dates and Locations
 
Register Address:   Online Seminars
Location:   Online
Dates:   01-01-2022 - 12-31-2023, 12:00AM 12:00AM
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