Safe Medication Use in Older Adults

Jennifer Brown Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Communication Strategies, Daily Care, Medication Management

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Type: In-person Topic: Medication Management Location: The Dalles, OR

Medication safety starts with you. Medication management can be complex but is an important part of providing the best possible care for older adults. Our expert instructors will teach you how medicines work in older adults, the benefits of regular medication reviews and non-medication alternatives for individuals living with dementia.

This class is designed to help anyone who cares for an aging Oregonian better understand the importance of safe medication use in older adults.

In this class, you will:

  • Learn how medicines can work in older adults, including risk factors, age-related changes and adverse medication side effects
  • Learn the importance of dementia screening tools and regular medication reviews using a team approach with a primary care provider
  • Develop new skills related to approach and ability to connect with people affected by dementia
  • Learn how to recognize behavioral expressions of distress and be given care partnering tools and resources for non-medicine interventions and effective pain management

CEU’s: 3.75

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Provided By

Oregon Care Partners

Date/Time

June 19, 2018 at 8:30am-12:30pm

Duration

4 Hours

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott - TEL: (541) 769-0753

2014 West 7th Street, The Dalles, OR 97058

Jennifer BrownSafe Medication Use in Older Adults