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When to Cut Bait: Deprescribing Medications

Program Type

Monograph

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Monday, November 16, 2015

Offline Date:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

ACPE Expiration Date

Friday, November 16, 2018

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist

Cost

$0.00

  • Overview

    Deprescribing is defined as "the systematic process of identifying and discontinuing drugs in instances in which existing or potential harms outweighs existing or potential benefits in the context of an individual patient's care goals, current level of functioning, life expectancy, values, and preferences." The process of both effective prescribing and deprescribing requires shared decision-making between all involved parties, informed patient consent, and close monitoring. Pharmacists can play a pivotal roll prior to prescribing, straight through recommending deprescribing. However, before even beginning the conversation of deprescribing, it is necessary to understand why it is so important to discontinue medications in the aforementioned instances.

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    Handouts

    Homestudy PDF:   homestudypdf_0798999915153H01.pdf

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    Maryland Pharmacists Association
  • Nurse

    Define polypharmacy and describe risks associated with use of five or more medications concurrently.
    Given a patient, describe a strategic process to assess the risks and benefits of medications and evaluate their eligibility for discontinuation.
    List at least 3 examples of medications which may be eligible for discontinuation in advanced illness and cite the evidence that supports deprescribing.


    Pharmacist

    Define polypharmacy and describe risks associated with use of five or more medications concurrently.
    Given a patient, describe a strategic process to assess the risks and benefits of medications and evaluate their eligibility for discontinuation.
    List at least 3 examples of medications which may be eligible for discontinuation in advanced illness and cite the evidence that supports deprescribing.

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-9999-15-153-H01-P

    Pharmacist 0798-9999-15-153-H01-P

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