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By Terry Fulmer | Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Medication overload (also known as polypharmacy) is a serious problem among older adults. It’s getting new attention as efforts to make health care more “age-friendly” spread around the US.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Medication Safety, Medication Reconciliation, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Patient- and Family-Centered Care, Quality Improvement
By Kedar Mate | 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.

 

Tag(s): Geriatrics, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Age-Friendly Health Systems, Quality Improvement, Delirium (Acute), Medication Safety, What Matters
By Christian Ayin | 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.

 

Tag(s): Africa, Medication Safety, Trigger Tools, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement
By Mary Tinetti | 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.

 

Tag(s): Geriatrics, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Age-Friendly Health Systems, Quality Improvement, Delirium (Acute), Medication Safety, What Matters
By IHI Multimedia Team | 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.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Pressure Ulcers, Bundles, Medication Safety, Medication Reconciliation, Home Care, End-of-Life Care, Europe
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