Deprescribing: Implementing “Less is More”
Despite the availability of algorithms and guidelines, clinicians report discomfort with deprescribing in older adults due to concern for withdrawal reactions, lack of self-efficacy, time constraints, lack of clarity regarding the best approach, and unclear assessment of risk versus benefit. The purpose of this lecture is to increase learner’s knowledge and comfort with deprescribing tools thus, at the end of this session, learners will be able to:
- Discuss challenges in deprescribing medications for older adults with complex regimens.
- Understand barriers to deprescribing and gain clarity on best approach.
- Apply available algorithms and campaigns for deprescribing to clinical practice
Christine Eisenhower, PharmD, BCBS
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island
Faculty Member, RI Geriatric Education 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 Forms. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any CE related questions.
- Nursing: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 1.0 Contact Hours. Approval valid until April 28, 2019.
- Social Work: This activity has been reviewed and approved as Continuing Education for Social Work for 1.0 contact hours (Diversity) by the Rhode Island College, School of Social Work.
- Pharmacy: The University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participation and completion of online evaluations and self-assessment tools at the conclusion of the program are required to earn credit. This is a knowledge-based learning activity. This learning activity provides 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. UAN 0060-9999-17-030-H01-P for the home study. Activity release date: June 20, 2017. Detailed instructions for completing a program evaluation and reporting CPE data can be obtained by emailing us at email@example.com.
- 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