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Medication Safety: A Key Ingredient to Your Health

Medication Safety: A Key Ingredient to Your Health

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Andrew Dentino, MD, FACP, AGSF, FAPA, FAAHPM, Mark Stratton, Pharm.D., CGP, FASHPPharm D
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
21945
Date Posted: 
10/18/2016
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
10/18/2016
Abstract: 

'Medication Safety' is a training module designed to education older adults, caregivers, and healthcare students on key issues related to geriatric pharmacy. Topics include polypharmacy, over-the-counter products, health literacy and communication with healthcare providers. Training materials include a brochure and facilitator's manual.

Educational objectives: 

Participants will understand how age-related changes impact the effects of medications.

Participants will understand the dangers of adverse drug interactions.

Participants will be able to identify questions to ask a healthcare provider when new medications are prescribed.

Learning resource types: 
Estimated time to complete: 
45 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Claire Dowers, MHR claire-dowers@ouhsc.edu


Suggested Citation:
Medication Safety: A Key Ingredient to Your Health. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21945