Tackling Prescription Overload: Long-Term Care Setting (OGS Event Series)

When:  Oct 21, 2021 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM (PT)
Online Instructions:


PRESENTED BY:  Oregon Chapter American College of Physicians; Oregon Geriatrics Society; Oregon Society For Post-Acute & Long-Term Care

Week 4:        LONG-TERM CARE SETTING                     OCTOBER 21, 2021 (Thurs / 6:30-8:00pm)

Harry Krulewitch, MD, MPH;  Barbara Messinger-Rapport, MD, PhD, CMD, FACP;

James Silvius, MD, FRCPC;  William Simonson, PharmD, FASCP

Register in advance for this Zoom Meeting (you will receive confirmation to attend this Meeting):

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Physician, Medical Director, Nursing, Pharmacy, PA’s, Fellows, Residents, & Medical Students.


OBJECTIVES:  Learn which classes of medications present with highest adverse drug events (ADE) in hospital setting and how to apply evidence-based algorithms & protocols for deprescribing;  Understand complexity/problems created by transitions of care with process of transfer of orders and risks of medication errors; Apply strategies for communicating medication changes with nursing team, pharmacist, patients, families, and other health professionals; Identify risks/benefits to select potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) and ADE; Learn evidence-based tools for outpatient setting;  Understand high-risk classes of medications and how to select a class of medication to reduce tapering and stopping a specific high-risk class;  Understand basic principles of deprescribing, including drug cascades, drug syndromes, ADE, PIM, and guidelines including STOPP/BEERS;  Understand role of pharmacist in deprescribing process, including QAPI and scenarios to help achieve best outcomes for patients with multiple prescribing health professionals.  

CONTACT:  Mary Olhausen, Executive Director:  503-880-7383 / oregonacp@comcast.net 


Mary Olhausen