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Great Plains QIN Webinar: The ABCs of ADEs | October 18, 2022

October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT


Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) are a large public health problem and a patient safety priority. An ADE is defined as “an injury resulting from the use of a drug. Under this definition, the term ADE includes harm caused by the drug (adverse drug reactions and overdoses) and harm from the use of the drug (including dose reductions and discontinuations of drug therapy).”¹

ADEs cause approximately 1.3 million emergency department visits each year. About 350,000 patients each year need to be hospitalized for further treatment after emergency visits for adverse drug events.²

During this Webinar, Carrie Sorenson will address the terms related to drug-related harm, the scope of the problem, risk factors, prevention strategies and available resources. Time will be allotted for a Q&A session following the presentation.​

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

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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.


1. Nebeker JR, Barach P, Samore MH. Clarifying Adverse Drug Events: A Clinician’s Guide to Terminology, Documentation, and Reporting. Ann Intern Med. 2004; 140:795-801.
2. Adverse Drug Events in Adults | Medication Safety Program | CDC

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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.


October 18
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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