Preventing Adverse Medication EventsAdverse Medication Events
Injury Prevention for Older Adults
(1 hour) - Approvals:NAB (NHA/RCAL); MD OHCQ 20 Hour;       MI AFC; PA DPW

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Audience: Owners, operators, and staff of long-term care facilities
  • NAB Approval – #2862013-1.05-3567-DL for 1 clock hour for Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Administrators.
  • Maryland – Approved by OHCQ for 20 hour Assisted Living Manager Continuing Education. Click here for details on specific requirements.
  • Michigan– Approved by the Division of Adult Foster Care Licensing, DHS, for licensee/administrator yearly continuing education. Click here for details on specific requirements.
  • Pennsylvania– Approved by PA DPW for Personal Care Home Administrators. Also approved for NHAs.
  • All other states – Check your licensing regulations for your specific requirements. In most states, our courses satisfy administrator/staff continuing education requirements.

Introduction: As people age, the need for medication increases, especially to treat long-term medical problems. An increase in medications leads to an increased risk for adverse medication events for your residents.

Adverse medication events are unwanted or unplanned consequences of medication use. Examples include:side effects, drug interactions, drug/food interactions, drug withdrawal, and allergic reactions.This program will help caregivers avoid adverse medication events with your residents.
Objectives: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the danger of adverse medication events;
  • Prevent adverse medication events by initiating safe practices;
  • Recognize when to increase the level of assistance; and
  • Teach safe medication practices to other caregivers and residents.

Course Topics: In this program, you will learn about:
  • The Risk of an Adverse Medication Event
  • Types of Adverse Medication Events
  • Aging and Adverse Medication Events
  • Hazards and Prevention Ideas
  • Resident Rights

Course Authors: This course was adapted from Injury Prevention for the Elderly, a video/print training program consisting of ten modules written by Bonnie L. Walker, PhD. The curriculum was developed by an interdisciplinary team of experts including: Edward F. Ansello, PhD; Kenneth H. Beck, PhD; Norman K. Bohrer, MD; Claire S. Cole, MA, RN; Peter P. Lamy, ScD, PhD; Ruth K. Miller, MS; Nancy J. Osgood, PhD; James P. Richardson, MD, MPH; Margaret V. Rowe, RPH, PharmD; April L. Walker, BS; Jean F. Wyman, RN, PhD; and Ilene H. Zuckerman, PharmD. The CBT and Web versions of this program were developed by Harrington Software Associates, Inc, funded by a grant from NIA 2R44 AG18678, Using CBT and the Web to Train Board and Care Staff.

NAB Approval Information: This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1 clock hour.

The Long-Term Care Learning Center is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and has approved this program for the number of clock hours listed under their sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

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