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Medication Appropriateness, Safety & Management 4 Part Webinar Series

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9/19/2018 to 3/20/2019
When: Sept. 19th, Dec. 5th, Jan. 30th & March 20th
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: United States
Contact: Rochelle Pedigo

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The Tennessee Association for Home Care presents Medication Appropriateness, Safety & Management 4 Part Webinar Series which includes free recordings for each webinar. All 4 Webinars will take place on Wednesdays (see dates below) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Central Time

Medication management can be overwhelming for your patients living with a serious illness. This webinar series will provide an opportunity to learn more about medication regimens frequently used for patients receiving palliative care or hospice care services. Regardless of your practice setting or patient population served, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of medication regimens as your patients progress through an illness trajectory. Please join us to discuss appropriate medication use and symptom management for patients facing a serious illness. Learn at your pace right from your office! Recordings will be available until June 30, 2019.


Part 1: Medication Appropriateness - September 19, 2018
This program will review practical tips for ensuring your patients’ medication regimens are optimal for their needs. We will review medication selection, identifying nonessential medications, and how to safely discontinue medications for seriously ill patients. This program will also address formulary medication selection for seriously ill patients with commonly occurring symptoms.


Part 2: Medication Safety - December 5, 2018
This program will briefly review and build on medication appropriateness. It will review the importance of having a formal reconciliation process for your organization to reduce patient risks, especially during transitions of care. Additionally, common survey deficiencies involving aspects of drug profiles will be identified and patient cases will be used to highlight nonessential medications and unsafe medication use at end-of-life.


Part 3: Pain & Symptom Management - January 30, 2019
This program will review pain assessment and hospice quality measures surrounding pain management at end-of-life. Additionally, we will differentiate nociceptive and neuropathic pain and identify appropriate therapies based on clinician assessments. We will review formulary analgesic selection and safe opioid regimen initiation, rotation and titration.


Part 4: Methadone Use at End-of-Life - March 20, 2019
Methadone can be a challenging analgesic to work with, but it’s worth the extra effort! This webinar will provide the audience with basic information regarding methadone use for your patients with advanced pain management needs. This presentation will discuss the appropriate use of methadone in the hospice population. Patient case examples will be used to demonstrate dosing and monitoring strategies.


Presenter: Ellen Fulp, PharmD, BCGP, AvaCare, Inc. Dr. Fulp earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Science and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has over seven years of experience practicing pharmacy in the community setting, in rural North Carolina encompassing traditional dispensing and physician support, including renal and geriatric dosing for pain medications, anxiolytics and antibiotic therapy. Since 2013, she has been on staff at AvaCare, Inc., providing comprehensive medication reviews and clinical consults to hospice and palliative care nurses from hospice locations across the nation. Doctor Fulp routinely provides consult in regards to appropriate symptom management, regulatory issues and medication appropriateness at end of life. She is Board Certified in Geriatric Pharmacy (certified in August 2013), specializing in medication use in the elderly. Dr. Fulp is currently enrolled in the first ever interdisciplinary Masters Degree program in Palliative Care.


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