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Discontinuing Medication Appropriately: Webinar
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Discontinuing Medication Appropriately: Webinar

When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Login at 11:15 am
Where: Webinar
Presenter: Mary Lynn McPherson
Contact: Julia Heath
(850) 222-8967

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Discontinuing Medication Appropriately

Webinar – Tuesday, July 18, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 p.m. Eastern – Webinar Recording Available


When is it appropriate to discontinue regular medications for hospice patients? This webinar will highlight an approach to deprescribing medications that incorporates both the evidence behind discontinuing medications and the art of making recommendations to patients and families while also addressing their concerns and fears. Participants in this webinar will receive practical tips and strategies to help provide the highest quality of care while discontinuing the medications that are no longer beneficial for sustaining life or effective in providing comfort.

Program Goals:
• Describe a stepwise approach to decide which medications should be discontinued based on life-expectancy and patient's goals of care
• Discuss the persistent effect of medications including insulin, statins, and bisphosphonates
• Describe how to make a recommendation about discontinuing medications that attends to patient's and caregiver’s emotions

Presenters: Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, BCPS, CPE
Dr. McPherson is Professor and Executive Director, Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University Of Maryland School Of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. McPherson has a Master’s degree in Instructional Systems Development and she is completing a second Master’s degree in Distance Education. Dr. McPherson has maintained a practice in both hospice (local and national) and ambulatory care her entire career. Dr. McPherson teaches extensively in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum on pain management and end-of-life care, including didactic and experiential content. She also developed one of the first and few palliative care pharmacy residencies in the US and is President of the American Society of Pain Educators. Dr. McPherson has won numerous awards for teaching and her innovative practice in end-of-life care.

Registration Fee: Member rate is $130.00 - Non-members $199.00. Indicate if you will be calling into the live webinar or purchasing the audio recording (fee is the same). The live webinar includes the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters. If you desire to purchase both the live webinar and the audio recording, pay the registration fee and an additional $30.

Continuing Education: 1.5 for SN, OT & ST: The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this webinar. RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please complete an evaluation form and sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours.

Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form. All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person. No commercial support has been provided for this program.

The Home Care Association of Florida is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Florida Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Occupational Therapy, and the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.


HCAF Associate, Certified & Private Duty Members $130

Non-Members $199

*Add the audio recording for an additional $30


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