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Assessment and Management Tool – 13 Prescribing Tips for Older Adults

Thirteen practical prescribing tips for older adults, as curated by Lawrence Jackson BScPhm, CTDP.

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Assessment and Management Tool – EMPOWER Sedative Deprescribing Tool

A patient education tool to assist with deprescribing sedatives, created by Canadian Deprescribing Network. A pilot study using the EMPOWER tool with hospitalized older adults found that sedatives were deprescribed in 64% of the participants (vs. the  hospital’s historical rate of 21%) with no worsening of self-reported sleep. To read more about the study, click here.

 

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Assessment and Management Tool – Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults (AGS)

The American Geriatrics Society’s (AGS) 2015 Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults

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Patient Resource – Deprescribing Information Pamphlets

The Canadian Deprescribing Network developed this set of tools to help older adults better understand medications as well as the concept and importance of deprescribing.

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Presentation – Deprescribing in the Hospital

Click here for a recording of the presentation. This presentation in March 2017 by Dr. Cara Tannenbaum provides practical information on polypharmacy and how to deprescribe in the hospital setting.

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Presentation – Polypharmacy in Older Adults: It’s in the eye of the beholder

This presentation by Lawrence Jackson at the sfCare Intersectoral Conference in May 2018 describes the impact of polypharmacy on older adults, and looks at strategies to address the issue.

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