Online Education | Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy 2014 - Keeping Patients Safe from Polypharmacy
This presentation focuses on the management of polypharmacy.
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.
Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
- 1.20 Contact hours
- 1.20 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level