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164652 - Inappropriate prescribing and De-prescribing in Elderly.

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Elderly patients are most likely to experience greater adverse drug effects and interactions. By highlighting this issue and discussing common scenarios this presentation aims to improve knowledge base and clinical skills to address to this important topic.

Relevance to General Practice

11% of general clinical practice have experienced a medicine-related problem in last six months. By improving the basic knowledge in principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in elderly individuals this presentation is part of many effective strategies needed in this area of GP clinical practice.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise the issue of poly-pharmacy and its magnitude according to Australian studies and statistics.
  • Define poly-pharmacy and recognise the complexities of multiple medication use.
  • Recognise the clinical significance and the risk of adverse drug effects in elderly population.
  • Define de-prescribing and recognise its importance for optimal management within elderly patients.
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164652 - Inappropriate prescribing and De-prescribing in Elderly.
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Duration
1.5 hours
Start Date
31-Jul-2019
CPD
1.5 hours
Price
0.00
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Online
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