Consonus Pharmacy is offering medication-related education to Medication Aides and Caregivers. Any facility staff are welcome to attend. Classes are FREE to all Consonus clients and a small fee for non-Consonus clients. Consonus Pharmacy is committed to ongoing educational programs that support staff care for residents and provide the best possible patient outcomes and efficiencies.
FRIDs: Fall Risk Increasing Drugs and Prevention
May 14 @ 9:00 am PDT - 10:00 am PDTFree
Consultant Pharmacist Karen Erinmwingbovo teaches this class. Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults? It is not surprising that medications are a key factor that can increase the risk for falls, especially in older adults. In this course, you will learn which classes of medications or FRIDS (Fall Risk Increasing Drugs) may be responsible. Learn from a pharmacist some medication management strategies for FRIDS and how to develop a plan that includes medication changes and a monitoring plan for potential side effects. Guidance will be provided on implementing other strategies, including non-pharmacologic options to manage conditions and reduce fall risk. Regardless of your practice setting or role, this education will be valuable to help keep older adults safe and minimize fall risk.
This 1.0-credit continuing education class is FREE to all Consonus clients. Anyone is welcome to join the class – Nurses, Administrators, Caregivers, Med Aides, etc. Only Oregon CMAs are eligible to earn CE credit for the course.
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
9am-10am PST / 11am-12pm CST
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