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Geriatric Lecture Series

December-01-16 - Delirium: Medication Decision-Making in Prevention and Management

In this presentation, Ryan Carnahan, PharmD will recognize the signs and symptoms of delirium. He will identify risk factors and potential causes of delirium, including high risk medications. In addition, he will list screening tools useful for identifying delirium in practice. Finally, he will describe interventions to reduce the risk of delirium in high risk patients and implement those interventions to manage symptoms of delirium.

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Ryan Carnahan, PharmD, MS, BCPP, is the Associate Director of Education and Outreach. He is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health. His work aims to improve quality of care, particularly medication use, for people with dementia and delirium through education and implementation of best practices. He also studies patterns of use and adverse effects of medications in the elderly, and is involved in drug safety surveillance for the FDA. He is particularly interested in adverse events related to medication-associated cognitive impairment. His work involves analysis of large administrative healthcare databases as well as data from electronic medical records.

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The Geriatric Lecture Series online presentations cover a wide range of topics in the clinical management of older adults. Find out how to participate here. Registration for the 2016 Geriatric Lecture Series is now open.

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