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Medication Safety: Patient and Systems Levels Approaches to Reduce Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Reactions

Developed by the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee.
Moderator: G. Michael Harper, MD, Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics, Palliative and Extended Care, San Francisco VA Medical Center
This session will describe the magnitude and scope of the problem of medication errors and adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in older adults and to provide clinicians with strategies to improve medication safety.

Medication Safety during Transitions of Care
Beata A. Skudlarska, MD, CMD, Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Bridgeport Hospital Yale New Haven System

Medication Safety in the Care of Patients with Multiple Co-morbidities
Kathryn M. Daniel, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing

Patient-Centered Medication Management for Elderly Veterans: Report of the VA Geriatrics-Pharmacy National Collaborative
Theodore (Ted) Johnson, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Emory School of Medicine

Discussant
Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS, Professor, Department of Medicine (Geriatrics), University of Pittsburgh


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