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AMDA's 32nd Annual Symposium


C18 - Detecting Adverse Drug Events in the Nursing Home Setting Using Computerized and Paper-Based Approaches


Mar 7, 2009 4:00pm ‐ Mar 7, 2009 6:00pm

Standard: $24.00

Description

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


References:
Dowie, Jack and Arthur Elstein. Professional Judgment: A Reader in Clinical Decision Making. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Fischhoff, Baruch and Ruth Beyth-Maron. “HypothesisEvaluation from a Bayesian Perspective.” Psychological Review, 90(1983) pp.239-260.
Groopman, Jerome, MD. How Doctors Think. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Kapp, Marshall. Geriatrics and the Law. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 1999.
O’Connor, Patrick. “Added Value to Evidence-Based ClinicalGuidelines.” JAMA, 294(2005) pp. 741-743.
Tinetti, Mary. “Potential Pitfalls of Disease-Specific Guidelines for Patients with Multiple Conditions.” NEJM, 351(2004) pp.2870-2874.

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