By reviewing the quality improvement (QI) process, this session will offer the PA/LTC health care provider evidence-based and practical suggestions to implementing deprescribing, or more specifically a deprescribing initiative, into clinical practice. It will also review communication techniques for deprescribing utilizing case-based vignettes.
Review the role of deprescribing in management of polypharmacy or potentially inappropriate medications in PA/LTC residents.
Explore and debate the elements of a successful PA/LTC deprescribing initiative within the QAPI format.
Practice communication strategies for deprescribing with residents, family and caregivers, and other practitioners.