Online Education | Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy 2014 - Keeping Patients Safe from Polypharmacy

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Keeping Patients Safe
from Polypharmacy

This presentation focuses on the management of polypharmacy.

Target Audience

For nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in all settings.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be better able to:

  • Recognize polypharmacy and factors which lead to prescription of inappropriate or unnecessary medications.
  • Describe tools that medical providers can use to screen for polypharmacy.
  • Describe best practices for limiting adverse drug events and other negative consequences of polypharmacy.

Additional Information

Format: 
Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.20 Contact hours
  • 1.20 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Available: 
08/25/2014
Expires: 
08/25/2018
Cost:
$30.00

Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle

 

 

 

Available Credit

  • 1.20 Contact hours
  • 1.20 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Price

Cost:
$30.00
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