Geriatric Care ECHO Webinar: Innovative Strategies to Improve Medication Safety: A Prescription for Prevention

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November 8th, 2017

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Department of Geriatric Medicine offers free monthly webinars as part of ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes).

This month’s topic: 

Innovative Strategies to Improve Medication Safety: A Prescription for Prevention

***CMEs are provided upon request.***

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the definition of prescription drug misuse
  • Know the risk factors involved in prescription drug misuse
  • List prevention tactics that help aid in proper drug use
  • Understand the different disposal methods, and understand when each method is most appropriate
  • List the common problems associated with different medication routes of administration
  • List devices that can help medication compliance
  • Understand the potential benefits and safety risks regarding OTC medications and OTC combination products.
  • List common drugs that geriatrics tend to take, the adverse effects, and cautions regarding these drugs
  • Realize the dangers that may occur when taking combination or multi-symptom products
  • Be able to utilize and describe the drug facts label


Chad Kawakami, Pharm,D., BCPS, CDE, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawai’i at Hilo

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