Strategies to Reduce Medication Risk in Older Adults
This follow-on talk from Dr Treasure McGuire provides a short and sharp look at some practical strategies that we can employ in our practice to reduce the risk medications pose to our older adults. As well as deprescribing and high risk medications, this talk also looks at the medication management pathway, and how individuals can affect change to the error rate at each step of the continuum.
Dr Treasure McGuire is a medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator, and researcher. As assistant director of pharmacy, Mater Health Services, she manages their academic practice unit. She is also a senior conjoint lecturer in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland and associate professor of pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University, where she lectures on complementary medicines, reproductive health, medication safety, and communicable diseases. In recognition of her services to medicines information, she received the Lilly International Fellowship in Hospital Pharmacy and the Bowl of Hygeia of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.