Dr. Rachel Thompson, CMO, Snoqualmie Valley Health, will lead three one-hour monthly webinar series, discussing and addressing the unique challenges with a 65+ age-based cohort. She will also share the 2022 evidence-based best practices from the CDC and Bree guidelines and recommend implementation strategies to reduce harm related to acute opioid prescribing.
The treatment of acute and chronic pain and prescribing opioids in adults 65+ is an increasing relevant patient safety topic, given the aging U.S. population. In 2018, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported increasing rates of opioid-related hospitalizations among older adults, the highest median rates in OR and WA.
The target audience for this series includes prescribing clinicians, CMOs, CNOs, CQOs, Patient Safety/Quality, Pharmacy Leads. (Tina Seery)