This webinar will cover how medicines contribute to falls and fractures and how to review medicines in patients who have fallen or who are at risk of falling.
If you are a pharmacist who see patients in a fracture dept, reviews patients at high risk of falls in hospital, works in a care home, the community, GP practice and similar setting, then this webinar is for you. Other disciplines providing falls services would also benefit e.g. nurses, physios, OTs.
The aim of this webinar is to give participants a better understanding of medicines that contribute to falls and fractures and therefore better able to review medicines in patients at risk of falls and fractures.
After this webinar, participants should be able to:
- Discuss which medicines contribute to falls/ fractures
- Explain why medicines contribute to falls/ fracture
- Describe how to review medicines in patients at risk of falls/ fracture
Speaker: Heather Smith, Consultant Pharmacist: Older People/ Interfaces of Care, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust/ NHS Leeds CCG
Chair: Derek Taylor, UKCPA Care of the Elderly Group Chair and Assistant Director of Pharmacy-Governance & Risk, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital