AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 2 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 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Steven M. Handler, MD, MS, CMD; Jospeh T. Hanlon, PharmD,MS Disclosure(s): All presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Session Description: This session presents the results of two complimentary studies and the introduction of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Trigger Tool for detecting adverse drug events in the nursing home setting. Advanced practitioners, pharmacists, and physicians will be provided with the knowledge and tools to improve medication safety in their own nursing homes. Learning Objectives:
Recognize the importance and impact of adverse drug events in the nursing home setting
Describe the various methods for detecting adverse drug events in thenursing home setting
Discuss the two complimentary studies designed to improve medication safety in the nursing home setting
Apply the Institute for Healthcare Improvement trigger tool to conduct targeted chart reviews to identify possible adverse drug events in the nursing home setting
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