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Deprescribing and Optimizing Safe Medication Use Among Frail Older Adults: Considerations for the Patient and Caregiver in the Home Setting (On Demand)

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Educational Materials
Release Date: Sat, 1/1/22
Termination Date: Sat, 12/31/22
Credits: 3.5
Description: The Deprescribing and Optimizing Safe Medication Use Among Frail Older Adults: Considerations for the Patient and Caregiver in the Home Setting addresses the complex needs of older people focusing on the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in the elderly. This course will be of interest to practitioners taking care of older adults with dementia in the community, in hospitals, and in nursing facilities.
Educational Objectives: At the end of this activity, participant should be able to:
  1. Understand rationale and evidence base for deprescribing medications from certain medication classes among older adults
  2. Consider potential risks and benefits of deprescribing various medications while considering individual patient factors conducting medication reviews with our older adult patients.
  3. Further understand the role that older adults’ functional and cognitive impairments, health literacy, multiple chronic conditions, and level of caregiver support impacts safe medication use in older adults.
  4. Identify examples of best practices for managing chronic pain and mood disorders, including potential alternatives to chronic opioids and benzodiazepines.
  5. Gain insight into a novel telepharmacy model of care aiming to optimize safe medication use among older adults with cognitive or functional impairments and to support their caregivers in the home setting.
Target Audience: This activity is appropriate for Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Other Healthcare Professionals, Physician Assistants, Physicians, Social Workers in the fields of Family Medicine, General Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Social Work.
Accreditation and Credit Designation:

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to the ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

This activity is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. The collaborative is the approving body for the Michigan Board of Social Work. This activity is approved for 3.0 CE Clock Hours. Approval Number: 070920-00

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Original Release Date: November 2020
Termination Date: December 2023

There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for this activity.

Additional Info: Bibliographic Resources

VA PBM Academic Detailing Service, 2016

Credits available:

ABIM MOC Part II: 3.50
AMA PRA Category 1: 3.50
Participation: 3.50