This webinar is not for credit.
This one hour webinar is an archived presentation from Tom Bartol’s, Holly’s Harmon’s and Kenneth McCall’s live presentation at the 24th Annual Maine Geriatrics Conference, “Where Policy Meets Practice” held on June 12, 2014 in Bar Harbor, Maine. The timely and important topic of polypharmacy use in the elderly is discussed utilizing an interprofessional presentation model. Critical decision points in the use multiple medications, antipsychotic medications and potentially inappropriate medications are described. Maine’s role as a leader in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ national initiative aimed to improve behavioral health and minimize the use of medications (such as antipsychotic medications) for individuals with dementia living in nursing homes is reviewed. The webinar also includes strategies and approaches to use to reduce adverse drug events in older adults, to successfully reduce the use of antipsychotic medications for individuals with dementia living in nursing homes and to involve the older adults in the decision making process for medication use.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
-Discuss the national trends in prescription medication use, including the prevalence of polypharmacy.
-Describe two recommended strategies to involve older adults in the decision making process about medication use.
-Identify the reasons reducing the use of antipsychotic medications is an important initiative underway nationally for individuals with dementia living in nursing homes.
This program is intended for: Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nursing Facility Administrators, Certified Nursing Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Substance Abuse Counselors and all others interested in the field of aging.
This activity is free of charge.
For questions regarding this program, please contact Carole MacKenzie at 617-726-7572.
For questions regarding technical difficuties, please contact Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
This webinar is not for credit.
A Certificate of Program Participation and Successful Completion will be provided at the end of the webinar.
Original Start Date: February 24, 2015
End Date: January 5, 2019
The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.
Marilyn Gugliucci, PhD
Lenard Kaye, DSW
Sharon Berz, LCSW
Jess Maurer, JD
Valerie Sauda, RN-BC, MS
Cliff Singer, MD
David Bernier, JD
Julie Fralich, MBA
Doreen Fournier Merrill, MSW
The following speakers and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.
Kenneth L. McCall III, BSPharm, PharmD
Tom Bartol, MN
Holly Harmon, RN, MBA
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