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GPQIN Webinar: Aging and the Impact on Medication Use | March 16, 2021

GPQIN Webinar: Aging and the Impact on Medication Use | March 16, 2021

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...

GPQIN Webinar: Aging and the Impact on Medication Use | March 16, 2021

GPQIN Medication Safety Learning and Action Series: Join Us

Medications can be lifesaving treatments that change the world. Unfortunately, if not used properly, medications can also lead to adverse events. In fact, Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) account for over 1 million emergency department visits a year and about 350,000...

Medication Adjustments Prevent Harm in Aging Patients

Medication Adjustments Prevent Harm in Aging Patients

“With age comes wisdom” is a familiar adage. Healthcare professionals recognize age also brings increased risk for adverse drug events and health complications. Medication is a common treatment option, but changes in an aging body can lead to unintended harm from...

ONE Rx Team Receives 2020 RSAP Best Paper Award

ONE Rx Team Receives 2020 RSAP Best Paper Award

The Opioid & Naloxone (ONE Rx) team at North Dakota State University’s Department of Pharmacy Practice recently received recognition for a paper  they authored titled, Program evaluation of the Opioid and Naloxone Education (ONE Rx) program using the RE-AIM...

Caring for Women with Opioid Use Disorder Toolkit

Caring for Women with Opioid Use Disorder Toolkit

Communities throughout the nation continue to be impacted by the opioid epidemic, which has worsened the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) can affect women in particular ways at all stages of life, including adolescence, adulthood, pregnancy,...

Opioid Overdose Deaths Surge During Pandemic

Opioid Overdose Deaths Surge During Pandemic

An official Health Advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was recently released regarding an increase in fatal drug overdoses driven by synthetic opioids. A record increase in overdose deaths of 18.2 percent was reported from June 2019 to...

Emergency Department Toolkit Goal: Reduce Overdose Rates

Emergency Department Toolkit Goal: Reduce Overdose Rates

Emergency departments are among the frontline providers for assessment and treatment of substance use, opioid use and non-fatal drug overdose. According to the Avoid Opioid web site, opioid deaths in South Dakota have steadily increased since 2012 and unintended...

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Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Webinar
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[...]
Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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[...]
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UND Geriatric and Age-Friendly ECHO: Advance Care Planning [March 9, 2021] Get Registered   Presented by: Lindsey Dahl, MD Geriatric Medicine- Internal Medicine, Sanford Health, Fargo, ND Why attend? Because you will… • Learn about the[...]