Medication Safety Action Group: Overview
This Medication Safety Action Group will help you identify areas for improvement regarding medication safety and assist you in developing an improvement plan. This session builds on the March 16 learning event: Medication Safety – Impact of Aging on Medication Use.
This will be an interactive session; allowing for discussion, sharing of resources, coaching and development of quality improvement efforts to improve medication safety. The Action Group will be led by Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team members.
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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.
Kristen Carter, PharmD, from Lynn’s Dakotamart in Pierre, SD, will share insights on the impact of aging on medication by addressing the following objectives:
- 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
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The Medication Safety Collaborative Action Series includes four learning events; followed by an Action Group to allow for additional discussion, coaching and developing of quality improvement efforts to improve medication safety.
Medication Safety: Getting to the Root of the Issue [January 19, 2021]
Medication Safety Action Group – February 23, 2021 – 3 p.m. CT
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.