Deprescribing: Medication Management in the Post-Acute Setting

Session Year: 
2017
authors: 
Ariel Cole, MD, CMD; John Fleming, MD, CMD; Wendy Ethridge, PharmD, CPh; Alan Obringer, RPh, CPh, CGP

This case-based session will review the common problem of polypharmacy and the special challenges of managing medically complex patients with complex medication lists, including numerous potentially inappropriate medications, in the post-acute setting. Difficult decisions regarding deprescribing- stopping medications that are no longer needed or harmful- are best made utilizing the interdisciplinary team in place in this setting including the consultant pharmacist. We will discuss a rational approach to deprescribing.

cmd: 
Clinical
cme: 
1.5