In this course, presented as part of the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Communities and the University of Pittsburgh speaker series, Dr. Steven Handler discusses the frequency and impact of adverse drug events, followed by solutions to detect and manage these events in the nursing home setting.

This course qualifies as a patient-safety/risk management requirement.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the importance and impact of adverse drug events (ADEs) in the nursing home (NH) setting.
  • Identify the causes of ADEs in the NH setting.
  • Describe various methods for detecting ADEs in the NH setting and their associated limitations.

Disclosures

Dr. Handler has no relevant relationships with any entities producing healthcare goods or services.


Accreditation Statement

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hours.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 5/2/2011 | Last Modified On: 9/8/2014 | Expires: 11/18/2016


Title: Improving Medication Safety in the Nursing Home Setting

Target Audience: geriatric physicians, general practitioners

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Recognize the importance and impact of adverse drug events (ADEs) in the nursing home (NH) setting.
Identify the causes of ADEs in the NH setting.
Describe various methods for detecting ADEs in the NH setting and their associated limitations.

Faculty: Steven Mark Handler, MD

Disclosures

Dr. Handler has no relationships with any entities producing healthcare goods or services.

Accreditation Statement
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1)continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hours.

Release Date: 4/12/2011 | Last Modified On: 4/12/2011 | Expires: 4/11/2012

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.
This course has been expired.