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AMDA's 32nd Annual Symposium


C08 - Moving the Medication Safety Mountain in Long Term Care


Mar 7, 2009 11:00am ‐ Mar 7, 2009 12:30pm

Standard: $24.00

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AMDCP Credit Designation:

This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).

The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Presenter(s): Barbara J. Zarowitz, PharmD; Eric Tangalos, MD, CMD; Alice Bonner, PhD

Disclosure(s):
Alice Bonner, PhD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Barbara J. Zarowitz, PharmD has stocks inOmnicare, Inc.
EricTangalos, MD, CMD is chair of the P&T committee at Omnicare, Inc.

Session Description:
This session outlines tactics for the medical director to implement a collaborative team approach with strategies known to improve medication safety at the prescribing, transcribing, and monitoring stages of medication use. Particular focus is placed on the role of the multidisciplinary care team in reducing the risk of medication errors. Attendees are provided best practice examples of how the medical director is leading medication risk reduction programs, coordinating care team activities, and providing direction in medication reconciliation on admission. Attendees have the opportunity to interact with presenters.

Learning Objectives:
  • Outline the fundamental vulnerability of the nursing facilities inpropagating medication misadventures
  • Select prescribing and monitoring practices that optimize medicationsafety in nursing facilities
  • Determine steps necessary to implement a medication reconciliationprogram in your facility
  • Choose simple interventions that provide an immediate return on medication safety in your facility
References:
Institute ofMedicine -Crossing the Quality Chasm

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