Care home residents are amongst the most vulnerable older people in our society. A combination of multimorbidity and polypharmacy makes them particularly susceptible to adverse events related to the prescribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring of medicines.
The day will focus on the key role that pharmacy staff in both hospital and primary care settings can play in reducing potential harm to care home residents through ensuring optimal medicines management.
Pharmacy staff who are involved in the provision of medicines management to care home residents, whether in an acute hospital or a residential care setting.
At the end of this masterclass, participants should be able to:
- Describe the role of pharmacy in ensuring the safe and effective use of medicines in care homes
- Outline the processes involved in a systematic and holistic medication review
- Identify methods of reducing adverse effects and medicines burden in care home residents
- Identify strategies to ensure the safe transfer and follow-up of patients admitted to care homes
Attending this event will help you advance your professional practice and could be used as evidence in your RPS Faculty and GPhC revalidation portfolios.