Multimorbidity is associated with reduced quality of life, higher mortality, polypharmacy and greater use of health services. The identification, assessment and individualised management of patients with multimorbidity is a complex process in which optimal medicines management has a key role in reducing medicines burden, adverse medicine-effects and the risk of admissions to unplanned care.
The aim of this masterclass is for attendees to consider, discuss and personally adopt methods for the identification and management of patients with multimorbidity as well as improving multidisciplinary working and medicines optimisation across healthcare sectors
This masterclass will appeal to all pharmacy staff who are involved in the care of frail older people in hospital, community or care home settings.
At the end of this masterclass, participants should be able to:
- Describe methods for identifying, assessing and managing frail older people with multimorbidities
- Outline the role of pharmacy within multidisciplinary hospital- and community-based frailty teams
- Identify strategies to ensure the safe and efficient transfer of patients between hospital, community and care home settings
- Outline methods for reducing medicines burden, adverse effects and unplanned admissions in older people with multimorbidity.
Attending this event will help you advance your professional practice and could be used as evidence in your RPS Faculty portfolio.