Changes in how the body functions are clear as individuals increase in age. These changes also impact the effects of medication ranging from common over-the-counter cold medicines to prescriptions used to manage chronic disease and mental health concerns. Previously tolerated drug therapies may begin to create adverse events and lead to further health complications.Register Today
- Describe the functional changes that occur in the normal aging process
- Discuss common medications typically identified for deprescribing
- Review practices for medication transitions and quality of life considerations
Kristen Carter, PharmD
Lynn’s Dakotamart, Pierre, SD
Carter is one of less than 4,000 pharmacists in the country with Board Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy. Since 2017, she has traveled to long-term care facilities around the state, performed monthly medication reviews, and consulted on pharmacy issues. She currently serves as the President-Elect for the South Dakota Pharmacists Association and was recognized as the 2018 Distinguished Young Pharmacist for South Dakota.
A certificate of participation will be provided to all attendees to submit to their organization and/or licensing body for CE credit. Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is an approved provider of continuing education by the North Dakota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators and the South Dakota Board of Nursing Facility Administrators.
GPQIN Medication Safety Learning and Action Series: Join Us
Each learning event in the four-part series will be followed by an action group to allow for additional discussion, coaching and development of quality improvement efforts to improve medication safety. Additional details and dates to be provided.
Medication Safety Action Group | April 20 at 3:00 PM CT