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Saturday, March 24 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
SA3 | To D/C or Not to D/C: Implementing Deprescribing Into Your Clinical Practice

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By reviewing the quality improvement (QI) process, this session will offer the PA/LTC health care provider evidence-based and practical suggestions to implementing deprescribing, or more specifically a deprescribing initiative, into clinical practice. It will also review communication techniques for deprescribing utilizing case-based vignettes.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Review the role of deprescribing in management of polypharmacy or potentially inappropriate medications in PA/LTC residents.
(2) Explore and debate the elements of a successful PA/LTC deprescribing initiative within the QAPI format.
(3) Practice communication strategies for deprescribing with residents, family and caregivers, and other practitioners.

avatar for Jennifer Pruskowski, PharmD, CGP

Jennifer Pruskowski, PharmD, CGP

Jennifer Pruskowski, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CPE, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, within the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, and the palliative care clinical pharmacy specialist within the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute... Read More →
avatar for Steven Handler, MD, PhD, CMD

Steven Handler, MD, PhD, CMD

Steven Handler, MD, PhD, CMD, is an Associate Professor with a primary appointment in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, where he serves as the Director of Geriatric Telemedicine Programs. He has secondary appointments in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and Clinical and... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Texas 1-2
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