Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) are a large public health problem and a patient safety priority. During this Webinar, Carrie Sorenson, PharmD, will discuss the scope of the program, risk factors and identify prevention strategies and available resources.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm CT

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“As I reflect on my years as a pharmacist, I find myself compelled to promote cautious (prudent, or judicious) use of medications. I remember my days as a pharmacy student and my excitement that drugs were THE answer in the treatment of illnesses and diseases. You name it, there was a pill for it, and if not, we needed one. While this is in part is true, we must recognize that there is inherent risk with the use of medication,” stated Sorenson.

She continued, “After publications in the 90’s on the incidence of adverse events, the spotlight on patient safety became brighter. Today, we find ourselves continuing to face this highly significant patient safety issue. One of the most difficult things I observed while working in direct patient care, was patient harm from adverse effects and medical errors. We must be intentional about validating the need for every medication for every patient at every step of the medication use continuum.”

Join this Webinar to learn more. Time will be allotted for a Q&A session following the presentation.​

Presenter: Carrie Sorenson, PharmD | Great Plains QIN Quality Improvement Advisor

Sorenson is employed by Quality Health Associates of North Dakota and serves as a Quality Improvement Advisor for Great Plains Quality Innovation Network. She has over 30 years of experience working in various healthcare organization settings beginning as a nursing home CNA.  She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from North Dakota State University and has obtained advanced certification in Antimicrobial Stewardship. She served as an NDSU adjunct professor/preceptor for over 15 years and was appointed to the ND Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board for 10 years. Sorenson has a desire to improve patient health through medication optimization and has an interest in wellness/disease prevention and patient safety.

4Ms Model of Care ImageThe Age Friendly Health Systems – 4Ms Framework 

These sessions will utilize the 4Ms Framework. The 4Ms model focuses on four key elements What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility. Addressing Adverse Drug Events is key to all four components of this model of care. Learn about the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Framework. Learn more.