Many times, older adults take many prescription medications and see several types of doctors. This increases risks of complications and harm.
To avoid medication mistakes, it is important for you to:
- Keep a list of your medications and share it with your doctors
- Take your medications as recommended
- Talk to your pharmacist
- Ask questions
- Use resources and medication management tools
Great Plains QIN is partnering with healthcare providers in our region to develop ways to avoid medication safety issues. We are also working to provide education and tools to help individuals better manage and communicate the medications prescribed. We hope, through these efforts, individuals will have better health outcomes and avoid unnecessary medical care.
If you want to be more connected and have accesses to resources, education and information on medication safety and other related topics, join the Great Plains Learning and Action Network. We welcome your participation. Join today.
6 Tips to Avoid Medication Mistakes – FDA.GOV
As You Age…A Guide to Aging, Medicines and Alcohol
Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know
FDA Medication Safety Resource
Food and Drug Administration Medication Safety
HIgh-Risk Medicine Facts (GPQIN)
Keep track of your medicines with My Medicine List
Medication Safety Facts (GPQIN)
Medication Safety Tips for Patients
Medication Therapy Management
My Medicine Record – FDA.GOV
Tips for Talking to Your Pharmacist – FDA.GOV
Learning and Action Network
We invite you to join the Great Plains Learning and Action Network (LAN). All LAN partners will be invited to attend educational sessions on a variety of topics, have opportunities to learn from peers throughout the state and region and have access to an abundance of resources and tools. The LAN is a great opportunity to get connected and demonstrate your commitment to quality improvement.