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Medication Management in Home-Based Primary Care
Description
Comprehensive medication management is a key component of care for older home-limited patients and can be one of the most challenging and time-consuming activities. Nearly 20% of community dwelling adults age 65 and older take 10 or more medications. Multiple medication use is associated with increased non-adherence, side effects, and financial burden. Several of the medications may be prescribed inappropriately, and the lack of clear evidence-based therapeutic guidelines for home-based primary care (HBPC) patients with multimorbidity and disability further complicates medication management.
Objectives
In this course, you will identify the challenges faced by both HBPC providers and patients and apply the essential steps to manage medications for home-based patients. Upon completion, you will be able to do the following:
  1. Recognize the benefits and challenges providers face when managing medications for home-limited and HBPC patients.
  2. Explain the issues that home-limited and HBPC patients face when trying to adhere to a prescribed medication regimen.
  3. Apply a medication management model to prescribe a safe and effective regimen that patients can follow.
Estimated Time to Complete
30 minutes
In order to earn credit for participation in this activity, the learner must complete a 5-question post-test with a passing score of 80% or better with unlimited attempts.
Intended Audience
This course is intended for primary care providers working with homebound patients, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health professionals.
Credit Information
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and the Home Centered Care Institute. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved: February 1, 2021
Expiration: January 29, 2024
Disclosures
None of the planners, authors, or reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Cost : $49.00
Credit Offered:
0.5 CME Credit
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