Past Events: Medication Safety

WEBINAR: New England Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Showcase

By attending this webinar, participants can now: explain what a successful outpatient antibiotic stewardship initiative looks like; identify key components that lead to success in developing and sustaining a coordinated outpatient antibiotic stewardship program; and recognize common challenges to implementing outpatient stewardship programs and how to avert them. More About our Speakers   Continuing Education … Continue reading WEBINAR: New England Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Showcase

WEBINAR: Transforming a Traditional Anticoagulation Management Service to Incorporate Patients on DOACs

  Upon completion of this session, participants are now able to: Promote a patient-centered approach to identify the most appropriate drug therapy that enhances quality, safety and efficacy; Assess medication regimen adherence; Effectively transition patients between anticoagulants; and Identify key tools and resources for staff, patients and caregivers regarding DOAC therapy. More About our Speakers Continuing Education … Continue reading WEBINAR: Transforming a Traditional Anticoagulation Management Service to Incorporate Patients on DOACs

WEBINAR: Highlights from Home – Innovative Approaches to Enhance Care Transitions and Medication Safety

After completion of this session, participants are able to: Describe how these two programs utilized available data and collaborative input to inform their efforts, Leverage the identified best practice tools to support home health care transitions, and Explain how long term services and support providers, such as SASH, can help enhance medication safety during transitions of care. … Continue reading WEBINAR: Highlights from Home – Innovative Approaches to Enhance Care Transitions and Medication Safety

WEBINAR: Enhancing Care Transitions and Medication Safety – Supporting Rural Providers Across New England

After completion of this session, participants were able to: Evaluate how data can help inform intervention selection and implementation progress, Identify the role medication safety can play in transitions of care, and Describe key elements for successful care transitions in rural communities.   Continuing Education The Connecticut Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council … Continue reading WEBINAR: Enhancing Care Transitions and Medication Safety – Supporting Rural Providers Across New England

A Review of Patient Activation & Prescription Drug Monitoring: Resources to Enhance Medication Management with Patients

Who should attend? This event is open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations. Learning Objectives Understand what the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) is and how to apply the resource. Explain the importance of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and how to utilize within your practice. Provide access … Continue reading A Review of Patient Activation & Prescription Drug Monitoring: Resources to Enhance Medication Management with Patients

WEBINAR: Promising Practices – Incorporating Pharmacists into the Care Continuum

Upon completion of this session, participants can now: Describe how incorporating pharmacy into the care transitions team can decrease hospital utilization, Identify the role pharmacists can play in addressing the needs of vulnerable and/or high risk patients, and Explain strategies to overcome identified challenges. More About our Speakers – Addison Gilbert and Beverly Hospitals – … Continue reading WEBINAR: Promising Practices – Incorporating Pharmacists into the Care Continuum

Cancelled: Assessment, Staging, and Management of Middle Stage Dementia

We are sorry to inform you that today’s webinar, Assessment, Staging, and Management of Middle Stage Dementia, scheduled from noon to 1pm has been cancelled. One of our presenters had a personal emergency. The webinar will be scheduled for a later date. We will reach out to everyone who registered with a new time and … Continue reading Cancelled: Assessment, Staging, and Management of Middle Stage Dementia

Medication Management Related to Anxiety and Depression in Older Adults

Learning Objectives: Discuss epidemiologic data on prevalence of depression and anxiety in late life in both community and nursing home settings. Describe major medication classes used in the treatment of late-life anxiety and depression, including antidepressants, sedative-hypnotics, mood stabilizers and antipsychotics. Discuss unique features relevant to medication management in late-life, including comorbid dementia, medical problems, … Continue reading Medication Management Related to Anxiety and Depression in Older Adults

Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Older Adults in Primary Care

Learning Objectives: Identify the prevalence of depression in older adults Utilize two brief screening tools for late life depression Recognize two ways medical issues can affect late life depression Our Speakers Christine Gadbois, DNP, RN-BC, CDDN, CBIS, APHN-BC Michelle Mlinac, PsyD ABPP, Psychologist, VA Boston Health care System John Stoukides, MD Continuing Education Credit Attendance … Continue reading Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Older Adults in Primary Care

WEBINAR: Exploring Diabetes Self-Management Education – A Tool to Enhance Care Transitions and Reduce Adverse Drug Events

We hope you were able to join the New England QIN-QIO on Tuesday – July 25th as we explored the evidence-based 6 week Stanford Diabetes Self- Management Program, including perspectives from a program leader, provider and patient.  Upon completion of this session, participants can now: Recognize that patients with diabetes and those on diabetic agents are … Continue reading WEBINAR: Exploring Diabetes Self-Management Education – A Tool to Enhance Care Transitions and Reduce Adverse Drug Events