21 Jan [CNA Webinar] Deprescribing for Older Adults: The Keys to Success
You are invited to CNA Webinar Series – Deprescribing for Older Adults: The Keys to Success on January 26th, 2021 at 12:00PM to 1:00 PM (EST). This webinar is presented by Winnie Sun, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor at Ontario Tech University.
Medication interactions as an outcome of polypharmacy have long-term consequences on the health and well-being of older adults. One approach to addressing the harmful effects of polypharmacy is deprescribing. This presentation provides an overview of the nurse’s role in deprescribing by:
- Examining facts about the problem of unnecessary or potentially harmful drugs in older adults and why deprescribing is a potential solution
- Identifying concrete ways for nurses to become active in safe deprescribing for older adults across the care continuum
- Discussing the utilization of deprescribing tools and resources available to support nursing practice
- Demonstrating effective communication techniques to engage patients and their caregivers in the deprescribing process