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ACC Programme 2022

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Polypharmacy and de prescribing in older adults living with frailty

16 Nov 2022
AGM Theatre 5

This talk will cover the definition and epidemiology of Polypharmacy, explore why Polypharmacy is important, delve into pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, cover why patients end up with excessive polypharmacy, review adverse drug reactions and the prescribing cascade, explore common herbal medicines that older adults use, go through “how to go about deprescribing” using deprescribing tools that can be used to support clinical practice and review discontinuation syndromes to watch out for.

Speakers
Clifford Lisk, Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine and Geriatric Medicine - Barnet hospital

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