This program will provide participants with evidence-based tools that they can use to help implement ADE mitigation strategies for older adults who are utilizing anticoagulants, hypoglycemic and opioid analgesics.
This webinar will discuss the goals of the National Action Plan on Adverse Drug Event Prevention and efforts of local Quality Improvement Networks to encourage the implementation of strategies for risk mitigation for three high-risk classes of medications (anticoagulants, hypoglycemics and opioids). These classes of medication are often used by older adults for the management of chronic conditions but can lead to harm when adequate safeguards for their use are not put in place. Clinicians caring for older adults will learn about evidence-based tools and strategies that they can implement in their practice settings to help reduce ADEs in older adults utilizing these high-risk medications.
Define the scope and risk factors for adverse drug events in older adults.
Describe the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention and the role of Quality Improvement Networks in reducing ADEs in older adults.
Identify strategies for surveillance, the utilization of evidence-based tools as promulgated through Quality Improvement Networks, incentivize safety, and research into adverse drug event prevention in older adults.
Adapt the suggested approaches for adverse drug event harm reduction to older adults in various practice settings.