The Over-Prescribing of
Antipsychotics in Nursing Facilities
Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
7-8:30 p.m. Live CE Webinar
Preregistration is OPEN
Log-in details will be provided to registrants prior to Nov. 5.
Betsy Powers Reynolds, PharmD, BCGP, will conduct a 90-minute knowledge-based continuing education webinar on how nursing facility residents with dementia are being unnecessarily prescribed antipsychotic medications. The FDA has found antipsychotics are without benefit and dangerous for people with dementia, increasing the risk of stroke, falls, diabetes, heart attack and death. Since the federal government started tracking off-label use of such medications in nursing facilities in 2011, Kansas has been at the top in percentage of medicated resident.
Kansas also leads the nation in the percentage of skilled nursing facilities cited by the federal government for several medication-related violations, some of which relate to antipsychotics. There are alternative methods of dealing with difficult dementia patients. We will discuss ways we can be more proactive about utilizing non-pharmacological methods to improve outcomes and decrease and antipsychotic use.
This webinar is pending accreditation through Educational Review Systems, an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.
For questions, please contact Jen Clark at 785.228.2327