Reducing Falls in Seniors Stage B
In this section, you will complete your first Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle and begin your second PDSA cycle. Please keep in mind that the goal of this project is to improve geriatric care by improving your ability to initiate brief and impactful medication/falls discussions with patients > 65 years old.
As a reminder, this online module has 3 parts, and you need to complete all three stages to claim credit. It will take you 3-6 months to fully complete this program.
- Recognize the role primary care physicians play in the prescribing of benzodiazepines, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, and diphenhydramine to geriatric patients.
- Link the use of benzodiazepines, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, and diphenhydramine to falls among geriatric patients.
- Identify barriers and biases related to initiating medication deprescribing discussions in the primary care setting.
- Cite evidence that brief patient education on medication and falls can increase patients’ willingness to taper/discontinue use of benzodiazepines, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, and diphenhydramine.
- Educate geriatric patients re: likelihood of benzodiazepines, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, and diphenhydramine being associated with falls and their consequences as impacting patients’ function and quality of life.
- 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.