Rational Deprescribing

Session Year: 
2016
authors: 
Ariel Cole, MD, CMD; John Fleming, MD, CMD; Wendy Ethridge, PharmD, CPh; Alan Obringer, RPh, CPh

This session will equip participants to identify polypharmacy, consider non-pharmacologic treatment options, potentially inappropriate medications, medication interactions, the aging body (declining renal and hepatic function), patient prognosis and time to benefit, patient and family preferences, cost, and the unique regulatory and interdisciplinary team care environment of long-term care. We will then arm participants with a rational approach to deprescribing.

cmd: 
1.5 Clinical
cme: 
1.5