Reducing Polypharmacy in Aging and Serious Illness

UW Continuing Studies

Reducing Polypharmacy in Aging and Serious Illness

Polypharmacy is gaining attention as America’s other drug problem. In response, deprescribing is emerging as an approach to carefully eliminating medications that may no longer be appropriate in aging and illness. Suitable for nonprescribers and prescribers seeking to learn a systematic approach to medication review, we discuss how to prioritize medications that may be appropriate for discontinuation and how to monitor the individual’s response to medication changes, employing clinical judgment throughout this process

At a glance

What: Reducing Polypharmacy in Aging and Serious Illness
When: Tue, Apr 18, 9am-4pm
Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI
Cost: $175
Continuing education credit: 6 hours (0.6 CEUs), 6 CECH (CHES) contact hours
Instructor: Beth Fahlberg, PHD

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For additional information, contact Beth Fahlberg, PHD: 608-890-3628

Meet your instructor

Beth Fahlberg (PhD, RN, CHPN, AGPCNP-BC) directs aging and supportive & palliative care programs at UW-Madison Continuing Studies. Her healthcare expertise includes aging and chronic, advanced, and serious illness, emphasizing individual and family-centered care, communication, shared decision-making, and advocacy. A former Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing, her programs build on her teaching expertise and her clinical experience, incorporating engaging discussions, case studies and practical strategies to address the challenges faced in clinical practice.

This continuing nursing education activity has been submitted to the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.