Past Free Webinar – January 19, 2017

Polypharmacy – Preventing Unnecessary Medications for Older Adults

By: Robert Sonntag, MD



MGS Webinar Handouts – Polypharmacy – 1 per page

MGS Webinar Handouts – Polypharmacy – 3 per page

Adverse drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. On average, the typical skilled nursing facility resident is on 8 different prescription medications. This webinar will focus on ways to Identify and decrease the use of inappropriate medications.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  1. Understand and identify polypharmacy
  2. Understand the Beer’s criteria (to identify inappropriate medication) and how to use it
  3. How to develop a framework to decrease unnecessary medications

sonntag-croppedRobert Sonntag, MD is certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Hospice/Palliative medicine. He is a Certified Medical Director (CMD) and HCMD. Robert currently works for Health Partners doing long term and short term care in nursing homes.



CentraCare Health Foundation logoThis free webinar is part of a series funded by a grant from CentraCare Health Foundation.


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