Managing the risks of polypharmacy in chronic disease

Expanding core knowledge in clinical pharmacology and impacts of polypharmacy (use of 4 or more medications by a patient) for health professionals.

1. Polypharmacy – setting the scene + Five key issues in the management of polypharmacy (31 minutes)
Dr Tim Maling + Fiona Corbin

Presentation notes:

Setting the scene + 5 key issues

2. Human factors influencing safe medicines use – patient and prescriber (41 minutes)
Dr Brian Robinson

Presentation notes: Human factors influencing safe medicines use [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Human factors influencing safe medicines use

3. Pharmacodynamic principles for safe practice (getting the dose right, common drug and disease interactions) (37 minutes + 26 minutes = 63 minutes)
Dr Tim Maling

Presentation notes: Pharmacodynamic principles for safe practice [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Pharmacodynamic principles for safe practice - Part 1
Pharmacodynamic principles for safe practice - Part 2

4. Prescribing appropriately (worked examples) (37 minutes)
Dr Tim Maling

Presentation notes: Prescribing appropriately [PDF, 485 KB]

Prescribing appropriately

Managing the risks of polypharmacy in chronic disease

Seminar held 30 May 2016

Facilitator

Fiona Corbin – Adviser, PHARMAC Seminars; Clinical Advisory Pharmacist WRHN; Clinical Pharmacist Whanganui Hospital

Invited speakers

Dr Tim Maling – Internal Medicine Specialist & Clinical Pharmacologist, Victoria University & University of Otago, Wellington

Dr Brian Robinson – Snr Clinical Lecturer, Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, Victoria University

These presentations are provided for professional development purposes for the benefit of qualified health practitioners and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of PHARMAC. PHARMAC accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.