Online Education | Adult/Geriatric Drug Therapy 2017 - Much Ado About Deprescribing

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Much Ado About Deprescribing


“Deprescribing” takes a combination of motivational interviewing techniques and evidence-based clinical pharmacology. In this interactive presentation, Leigh Ann Mike takes the audience through a case review of one of her typical geriatric patients. 



Leigh Ann Mike, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP 
Clinical Assistant Professor, UW School of Pharmacy; Assistant Director for Education, Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach


Comments and Reviews

"As an RN the polypharmacy issues I see with the geriatric population is astounding. Going forward, I will advocate for deprescribing  medications that may come with more risks than benefits in older life."


Target Audience

Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. State 2 examples of the impact of physiological changes of aging that affect prescribing and deprescribing in older adults.
  2. Describe strategies that guide prescribing and deprescribing.
  3. Apply the principles of deprescribing to a specific patient case.

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.05 Contact hours
  • 1.05 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

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


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