Adverse drug events (ADEs) are responsible for over 700,000 emergency visits and 100,000 hospitalizations each year. Advancing age, polypharmacy, and transitions in care increase the risk of ADEs. Suitable for nonprescribers and prescribers, topics covered include an exploration of threats to safe, appropriate medication use in aging and illness and application of root cause analysis to adverse drug event examples. We discuss patient-centered approaches to promoting medication safety following adverse drug events and learn to apply transitional care principles that promote medication safety between care settings.
At a glance
What: Promoting Safe, Appropriate Medication Use in Aging and Serious Illness
When: Mon, Apr 17, 9am-4pm
Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI
Continuing education credit: 6 hours (0.6 CEUs), 6 CECH (CHES) contact hours
Instructor: Beth Fahlberg, PHD
or register by phone at 608-262-2451
For additional information, contact Beth Fahlberg, PHD: 608-890-3628
Meet your instructor
Beth Fahlberg (PhD, RN, CHPN, AGPCNP-BC) directs aging and supportive & palliative care programs at UW-Madison Continuing Studies. Her healthcare expertise includes aging and chronic, advanced, and serious illness, emphasizing individual and family-centered care, communication, shared decision-making, and advocacy. A former Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing, her programs build on her teaching expertise and her clinical experience, incorporating engaging discussions, case studies and practical strategies to address the challenges faced in clinical practice.