Medication Assessment and Quality Parameters
The interplay between an older patient’s need for medications to manage chronic disease and their increased likelihood to experience an adverse drug event from these medications leaves health care professionals in a difficult situation. Adding to the difficulties in understanding complex medication regimens, health care providers and health care groups/institutions may be held accountable for the use of risky medications that lead to poor patient outcomes. At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
* evaluate existing medication assessment tools;
* understand how to analyze a complex medication regimen for an older person;
* explain how medication measures are used to measure quality of care.
Norma Owens, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island
Geriatric Clinical Pharmacy Consultant, Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Continuing education credit are available free of charge* for those who: 1.) Attend in full, the live or recorded webinar session and 2.) Complete and submit the required Program Evaluation and Self-Assessment Survey Form.
Nursing: The Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, has approved this activity for 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education.
Social Work: This activity was approved by the Rhode Island College, School of Social Work for 1.0 contact hour in continuing social work education (general).
Pharmacy: The University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education, has approved this knowledge-based learning activity for 1.0 continuing pharmacy education credit(s). UAN 0060-9999-15-023-L05
Medicine: Healthcentric Advisors, an accredited provider by the Massachusetts Medical Society has approved 1.0 continuing medical education for physicians.
*This activity is supported through Grant #U1QHP28737 “Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program” awarded to RIGEC by the US Health Resources and Services Administration. There is no commercial support associated with this CE activity