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Medication management is an essential component of care for many seniors, including those residing in assisted living communities and in their own homes. When used appropriately, medications effectively manage acute and chronic disease. However, medications may pose potential risks. Toxicity, adverse drug events (ADEs), drug/drug and drug/disease interactions, diversion, misuse, contraindications and non-adherence are just some of these risks. Additionally, how our bodies process medications, changes as we age leading to even greater challenges.
The nurse’s role in managing medications includes medication set-up, storage, education for the client/family and/or the delegation of administration to unlicensed staff.
Plan now to attend this interactive educational learning session presented by an experienced long term care pharmacist and a home care RN who will challenge you to evaluate your policies, processes, and compliance with current regulatory requirements. Explore real-life scenarios to explore best practices with resources that include apps, links and resources.
- Comprehensive licensed agency providers in the community and/or in assisted living
- Medicare certified agencies bound to certain portions of the comprehensive rule AND Medicare requirements for medication management
- PCA providers
- Discuss key elements of the requirements for medication management for Non-Medicare and Medicare Home Care Agencies
- Describe the components of an initial and ongoing comprehensive medication assessment that includes prescribed, OTC’s and herbals from a Pharmacist’s perspective
- Assess the potential for the diversion of drugs by the client, family or staff
- Describe the components of on-going medication reconciliation
- Describe effective and efficient documentation of medication set up, medication administration, and the individualized medication management plan
- Consider collaborative partnerships to achieve a comprehensive review of your client’s medications
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Program Starts
12:00 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. Adjourn
JOE LITSEY, Pharm.D., CGP, Director of LTC Consulting Services, Thrifty White
Joe Litsey has worked with Thrifty White Pharmacy as a consultant pharmacist for over 15 years. He is currently the Director of Consulting Services for Thrifty White Pharmacy. In this role, Joe works with LTC communities and pharmacists developing best practice medication management programs and initiatives. Joe earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University in 1994 and has specialized in geriatric medication management since the onset of his professional career. Joe is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, president of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists-Minnesota Chapter, serves as a Long-Term-Care Delegate for the Minnesota Pharmacist Association, is a member of the American Medical Directors Association and routinely provides medication management educational sessions for LTC organizations, communities, facilities and fellow healthcare professionals.
LORES VLAMINCK, MA, BSN, RN, CHPN, Lores Consulting, LLC
Lores is a consultant for palliative care, hospice, home care and assisted living providing education, mock surveys, coaching for leadership and staff development. Lores’ 40+ years of professional nursing experience spans clinical practice in cardiac and general intensive care, outpatient clinic services and 19 years as a home care and hospice administrator. Lores is certified trainer for ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium), EPEC (Education on Palliative and End-of-life-care) and the HPNA’s (Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses) as well as a state and national speaker.
Continued Education Credits
This program has been designed to meet the continuing education requirements for the Minnesota Board of Nursing for contact hours.
Cancellations must be in writing and received by MHCA on or before Thursday, June 22 to receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee (per registration). No refunds for cancellations made after the cancellation deadline or for no-shows.