Avoiding Adverse Drug Events in Seniors: A Workshop to Improve Prescribing at Hospital Discharge

Presented September 30, 2019 | 60 minutes

Adverse drug events pose a serious concern in older adults during the post-hospitalization period. This is a time of high-risk for older patients, when multiple medication changes occur that can lead to confusion regarding medication management for both patients and providers.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Develop individual strategies & system improvements to enhance patient safety through safe prescribing practices
  2. Identify errors & hazards in care by understanding best practices in prescribing to older adults
  3. Acquire knowledge to avoid pitfalls in prescribing in commonly encountered clinical scenarios

Presenters

  • Liz Goldberg, MD, ScM
  • Lynn McNicoll, MD
  • Camille Vaughan, MD, MS
  • Julio Defill√≥-Draiby, MD

Accreditation/Designations

Continuing education credit/Certificates of Completion are available free of charge for those who complete and submit the Program Evaluation Survey. Contact rigec@etal.uri.edu with  questions.

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