This free online training, titled, “Finding the Balance Between Medication Benefits and Burdens: Implementing Appropriate and Safe Prescribing,” will discuss:
- Evaluating how deprescribing may decrease adverse events, such as falls
- Outlining a process for educating prescribers and patients on safely discontinuing medications if burden outweighs benefit
- Giving examples of how appropriate and safe prescribing can directly benefit patients who take multiple medications
The event will feature the Canadian Deprescribing Network addressing approaches to safe prescribing; a Quality Innovation Network-QIO’s (QIN-QIO’s)de-escalation algorithm for discontinuing medication when burdens outweigh the benefits; and a patient perspective on safe and effective medication management. The event also will share resources available to providers and patients.
The Medication Safety LAN Event is open to all QIN-QIOs, providers, partners and beneficiaries.
For more information and to register, please visit the event website.