Polypharmacy – CPPE Focal Point

28th September 2016 19:30 - 21:00

Holiday Inn Basingstoke, Grove Road, Basingstoke, RG21 3EE

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • explain the terminology associated with polypharmacy and what it means for patients and the healthcare team
  • identify the causes and consequences of polypharmacy, in particular in relation to older people and the wider NHS
  • describe how polypharmacy fits with the medicines optimisation agenda
  • identify how you could use decision-making tools and strategies to support your practice
  • use effective communication and consultation skills to undertake patient-centred discussions
  • develop your own approach, relevant to your area of practice, to support patients on multiple medicines
  • identify the common medicines that cause problematic polypharmacy and patient hospital admissions
  • prioritise, in conjunction with the patient, what interventions to make by taking a holistic approach to optimising patient care.

To find out more see: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/programmes/l/polypharm-w-01

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