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Medication Safety for Vulnerable Populations

Webinar Date: 
January 21, 2010

Medications are a crucial part of staying healthy for millions of individuals. Yet, medication-related errors are a major concern for providers, caregivers and pharmacists. Age, limited literacy, English as a second language, complexity of the prescription regimen and simple misunderstanding are all factors that can affect whether medications are being used correctly. In this webinar Gina Upchurch, RPh, MPH and executive director Senior PharmAssist, a nationally recognized organization serving older adults in Durham, NC, will review the ways in which medication safety can be compromised, identify strategies for improving communication with patients around this issue and discuss the ways in which Senior PharmAssist has tackled this issue.

By the end of this webinar, you will learn:

- How to identify the most common ways that medication-related problems occur in outpatient settings.

- How to identify specific strategies to diminish the lik elihood of medication-related problems occurring in their clinic/practice/program.

- Ways to assess the effectiveness of medication safety measures once put into use.  

Date: 01/21/2010
Time: 12:00pm ET
Presented By:

Gina Upchurch, RPh, MPH (Senior PHARMAssist, Durham, NC)


Download presentation here.