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Past Free Webcast – Effective Medication Self-Management – February 10, 2022

Earn 1 hr CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Presenters: Brian J. Isetts, RPh, PhD, BCPS, FAPhA; James T. Pacala, MD, MS; and Sherrie Pugh

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Handout Medication Self Management Seminar 02.10.2022

The purposes of this program are to provide an overview of gaps in understanding challenges that older individuals experience when taking medications, and to provide strategies and solutions for effective self-management to become more confident in the use of medications.  Research has largely focused on patient compliance from a health provider perspective, rather than studying the rational decisions individuals make when taking medications – referred to as intelligent non-compliance.  Lessons learned from individuals who have conquered challenges in taking medications are providing valuable insights into four basic steps to effective medication self-management.

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Past Free Webcast – Gray Matters: Understanding Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults – January 19th, 2022

Earn 1.5 hrs CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Presenter: Kay King – National Alliance on Mental Illness of MN (NAMI)

Handout GrayMatters_SubstanceUse 1.19.22

The prevalence of substance use disorder in older adults is increasing as the baby boom generation ages. Alcohol, prescription drugs, and illicit drugs are the leading causes of the increase. High-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder is the leading substance use disorder in older adults. Prescription drug misuse and use disorder in older adults are the second leading cause of substance use disorder. Illicit drug use in older adults is also increasing. As people age, medical conditions, both physical and mental, mask the ability to recognize the impact of substance use, resulting in unexpected and sometimes, very serious outcomes. Screening and assessment of older adults for substance use disorders should be part of regular health visits.

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