On  Feb. 21st 2019, Dr. Joanne Ho provided this in-person and online presentation where she discussed the pharmacology of cannabinoids, unique considerations for older adults and cannabis drug-drug interactions to consider with cannabinoids.  Please note that the content included was based on the best evidence available at the time. The recording of the presentation is available for viewing here.

Feb. 5, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Jonathan Bertram as he highlights approaches to education around non-medical cannabis using the Center for Effective Practice Tool ; addresses acute presentations inlcuding cannabis intoxication, cannabis withdrawal and CHS cannabis Hyperemiss syndrome.  He will also discuss key narratives related to best practice guidelines for Cannabis Use Disorder in Older Adults (medical/recreational use). This event is available via live webcast at http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast/?id=102664171.  OTN Event #102554171.

Feb. 22nd from 12-1PM EST join presenter Dr. Joanne Ho, the founder of GeriMedRisk, a geriatric pharmacology consultation and knowledge translation service for clinicians in the Waterloo-Wellington region. Click here for more details about this free webinar.

The SF7 Toolkit supports clinical best practices for healthcare providers across the sectors of care and includes self-management tools for older adults and their caregivers. The toolkit provides a common practice framework that complements the unique skills and practices of the various care providers helping older adults. SF7 focuses on seven clinical areas that support resilience, independence, and quality of life: cognition (particularly delirium), mobility, social engagement, continence, pain, nutrition, and polypharmacy. The SF7 toolkit is available by individual topic, or bundled together. 89 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Wed. Feb. 13, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Pam Howell as she discusses polypharmacy and medication related side effects related to increased fall risk and how deprescribing can help meet individual's medication goals. To learn more or to register click here.

This article takes a case study approach to introduce pharmacokinetic changes with aging, pharmacodynamic drug changes associated with aging, the impact of multiple medications,  considerations for UTI and risk of falls, 7 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

This article  presents the importance of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in the elderly. Guidance on deprescribing is provided. 7 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

This article discusses recent  resources available to support better prescribing for older adults. Case studies are utilized to illustrate how to operationalize problem-based deprescribing. 14 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

This publication aims to assist primary care physicians  understand important considerations when prescribing for older adults with cognitive impairment.  7 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

This article describes a randomized trial investigating the effectiveness of targeted patient-centred pharmacist-physician team medication therapy management (MTM) on clinical dementia rating (CDR). The findings show promise to optimizing outcomes for medication use in older adults.  10 pages. Last reviewed September, 2018. 

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