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De-Prescribing Medications

  • 09 Apr 2020
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De-Prescribing Medications
Presented by Amy Siple


Polypharmacy is becoming an epidemic in western society and the hazards are numerous. Older adults are disproportionally affected. This presentation will take an in depth look at what is creating this crises, the risks involved, and how to avert it. De-prescribing is getting a lot more attention in the literature and health care staff need to know what to do to assist in this movement.


Learning Objectives: 


  • Define polypharmacy
  • Recall why older adults are at higher risk of adverse drug events
  • Identify at least two considerations when looking at a medication list
  • Name at least two drugs that may represent a high risk for older adults



   


Continuing Education This course has been approved for 2.0 continuing education hours in the core area of Resident Care for Licensed Adult Care Home Administrators and Registered Operators by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.  Health Occupations and Credentialing approved provider number (KDADS LTS# A1427).




Speaker Bio: Amy Siple is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Newman University where she teaches Nursing Assessment, Pharmacology, Dying Well, and Advanced Principles of Aging. As a part of the national Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium, Amy is very committed to disseminating information about care of the elderly and has traveled around the country providing numerous lectures on topics that impact the care of older adults. In addition, she maintains an active practice as a geriatric based Nurse practitioner in her work for Wichita Medical Associates.


 

KACE Member Cost: $45

KACE Non-Member Cost: $60


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