Facility PMOP Coordinator VA Illiana Health System Powell, Ohio, United States
Jessica Geiger, PharmD MS BCPS: No financial relationships to disclose
Opioid de-escalation in older adults is a crucial practice in pharmacy that prioritizes patient safety, reduces risks, and supports effective pain management. Attend this session to gain knowledge about the best approaches to applying opioid de-escalation and non-opioid management to enhance the quality of life for older adults.
Discuss increased risks associated with long-term opioid use in older adults.
Determine when opioid de-escalation is appropriate
Identify non-opioid alternatives for pain management in older adults.
Apply strategies for de-escalating opioid treatment in older adults in a patient case.