October 6, 2021
Medication Safety in Hospice: Review of Serious Adverse Events with Commonly Used Hospice Medications
Medication Safety in Hospice:
Review of Serious Adverse Events with Commonly Used Hospice Medications
An adverse drug event is any undesirable experience associated with the use of a medication in a patient. Although adverse drug events can happen in any setting, patients at end-of-life may be at an increased risk due to changes in organ function, specifically kidney and liver function, as they decline. All patients, regardless of care setting or care goals, deserve safe and effective medication use. Being aware of medication risks helps to support fully informed shared decision making between the hospice team and the patient or caregiver. This presentation will review serious adverse events, including serotonin syndrome and opioid-induced neurotoxicity, that are possible with commonly used medications in hospice.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Amanda Lovell, PharmD, BCGP; Optum
Two Easy Ways to View this Seminar
1. Register for the Live Webcast: To attend the live session, please register here in advance.
Each person attending must register online using his/her email address. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email which includes instructions and link.
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**NOTE: LeadingAge Ohio members use code LAO in the Group ID field when registering for this event.**
2. On-Demand: Available on October 12th via the Optum Client Portal site (client login required). Nursing continuing education credit for the on-demand version is generally available 6-8 weeks following the live session and available through the Independent Studies/Self Study area of the LeadingAge Ohio website.
Criteria for Successful Completion
Attending the entire session and submitting an evaluation form. Upon submittal of the proper forms, programs offer 1 contact hour credit for nursing valid nationally, except in Iowa. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation which includes a link to the webcast. The handout will be available on screen during the seminar and will indicate credit available for each title.
LeadingAge Ohio is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services is approved by California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14740 (9/30/22)