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:
- Understand and identify polypharmacy
- Understand the Beer’s criteria (to identify inappropriate medication) and how to use it
- How to develop a framework to decrease unnecessary medications
Robert 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.
This free webinar is part of a series funded by a grant from CentraCare Health Foundation.
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