Effective Medication Management in Older Adults is organized by Baptist Health South Florida and will be held from Feb 01, 2018 - Feb 01, 2020.
The target audience for this medical event is Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Interventional Radiologists, General Internists, Primary Care Physicians, Intensivists, Pulmonologists, General Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Urologists, Gynecologists, Anesthesiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists and Hospitalists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Course Description :
Poor adherence to treatment regimens has long been recognized as a substantial roadblock to achieving better outcomes for patients. Non-adherence to medications affects the quality and length of life and has been associated with negative health outcomes and increasing healthcare costs. The problem of non-adherence is particularly troublesome in older patients who are affected by multiple chronic diseases and for this reason receive multiple treatments. Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Pharm. D., will address the prevalence of CVD in older adults and the associated multimorbidity and polypharmacy, as well as how physicians are considering deprescribing in light of patient-centered decision-making, and will provide strategies to improve medication adherence in older patients.
Learning Objectives :
• Discuss the prevalence of CVD in older adults and the associated multimorbidity and polypharmacy.
• Describe the burden of medication-taking and the place for deprescribing in light of patient-centered decision-making.
• Apply strategies to improve medication adherence in older patient.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Age Management Medicine