| Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019
Providing care for elderly patients doesn't automatically make you an expert in geriatrics. However, the 4Ms framework - focusing on what matters most to patients, medication, mobility, and mentation - can serve as a useful reminder to address the most important components of care for older adults.
| Wednesday, May 29, 2019
The premature death of a newborn motivated pharmacist Christian Ayin to always look out for harms due to medication. Through IHI’s Africa Hospital Patient Safety Initiative, he and his team have transformed his experiences into opportunities for action to reduce medication harm and improve patient safety.
| Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
What does it mean to be "age-friendly?" It means providing safe, high-quality care that lines up with what matters most to an older adult. In the following interview, Mary Tinetti, MD, Chief of Geriatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital, explains the keys to providing the best care possible for older adults.
| Friday, Nov 30, 2018
An elderly woman's quality of life vastly improves after she goes home from the hospital after being told she may have only days to live. What made the difference? Use of pressure ulcer prevention and medication safety bundles helped give her a new lease on life.
| Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
Deprescribing means reducing or stopping medications that may no longer benefit a patient. It’s a practice that can address the challenges of polypharmacy, but health care providers don’t always take the time necessary to explain the concept or its benefits to patients.