De/Implement: CWC Implementation Research Webinar Series | Appropriate Prescribing: The MedSafer Study for Safer Prescribing in Older Hospitalized Adults
Many older adults are often prescribed multiple medications for different health conditions. While some of these medications are necessary, polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use can be harmful and result in poor outcomes in older adults.
This webinar will provide an overview of the usage of polypharmacy and deprescribing within Canada. Join us on Wednesday December 18, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (ET) for this webinar presented by Dr. Emily McDonald, an attending physician at the McGill University Health Centre, and an Assistant Professor at McGill University.
Dr. McDonald will review the results of the MedSafer study, one of the largest deprescribing studies that has taken place in the acute care setting in North America, and discuss how electronic tools and decision support may be harnessed to decrease the burden of polypharmacy in hospitalized patients. She will also discuss next steps for deprescribing in long term care and community dwelling older adults. This webinar will be of interest to new healthcare professionals as well as seasoned deprescribers.