Campaign for Meds Management: July 2016

Topic: Managing Polypharmacy: Exploring Successful Patient-Centric Strategies to Effectively Manage Multiple Medications

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Time: 3:00-4:00 PM ET


This Medication Safety Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event was open to:

  • QIN-QIOs
  • Patients and patient advocates interested in medication self-management
  • Pharmacy professionals interested in supporting medication self-management
  • Members of improvement collaboratives interested in deploying medication self-management and community strategies to support self-management

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe polypharmacy and the risks for patients associated with polypharmacy.
  • Identify strategies that patients/beneficiaries, families, and caregivers can take to reduce the risk of polypharmacy.
  • Showcase self-management used by patients to successfully manage polypharmacy.

Meet the Speakers:

Marty Hatlie, JD
Project Patient Care


Rachel Digmann, PharmD, BCPS



Lisa Morrise, MA
Project Patient Care

Brian Isetts, RPH, PhD, BCPS, FAPhA
University of Minnesota


Johanna Trimble
Patients for Patient Safety Champion

Outcome Statement:

This event showcased the challenge of polypharmacy and the many risks that are associated with it. Strategies that patients and caregivers have used to successfully manage multiple medications were highlighted and key partnerships that patients and caregivers should explore to manage polypharmacy were discussed. Pilot Communities for the Campaign for Meds Management were encouraged to capture successful tactics and implement them into their patient care systems.

There was no commercial support for this activity.

Method of Participation:

You must participate in the entire activity to receive credit. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form. The link to the online evaluation will be provided after completion of the activity. If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at There is no fee for this educational activity.

    CME/CE Credit Provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, CRW & Associates, and Telligen. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare approves this knowledge-based activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU). UAN 0077-9999-16-075-L04-P; UAN 0077-9999-16-075-L04-T. Initial Release Date: 7/26/2016

Registered Nurses
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is awarded 1.0 contact hour.

Nurse Practitioners
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 030803.
This program is accredited for 1.0 contact hour which includes 0 hours of pharmacology.  Program ID #21610-4. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standard.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material. CDR Accredited Provider #AN008. The focus of this activity is rated Level 2. Learners may submit evaluations of program/materials quality to the CDR at