Polypharmacy and Deprescribing
This activity is part of an education series that focuses on clinically relevant topics germane to care coordination and disease management in an effort to reduce (re)admissions and educate health care providers on how best to empower their patients.
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas.
No commercial support was received for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses and other health care professionals (HCPs) who are interested in learning about polypharmacy and deprescribing.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Define polypharmacy.
- Discuss the risk factors for adverse drug and side effects with polypharmacy.
- Identify tools for polypharmacy screening.
- Recognize of the concept of deprescribing.
- Explore techniques for deprescribing and reduce polypharmacy.
Sonal Shah, PharmD
UnitedHealthcare Community and State
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
All activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas. OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit designation statements
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
These materials are intended ONLY for those who attended the live webcast held on May 18, 2022.
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