17192 Medication Conversations to Reduce Falls in Geriatric Patients: Baseline Data
Thank you for enrolling in the performance improvement project. The QI project has 4 parts (Baseline PDSA 1, PDSA 2 and Attestation) You need to complete all four parts to claim credit. It will take you 3-6 months to fully complete this project.
The goal of this project is to improve geriatric patient care by improving your ability to initiate brief and impactful conversations with your patients aged 65 and older re: falls and commonly prescribed medications.
1. Recognize the role primary care physicians play in the prescribing of benzodiazepines, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, and diphenhydramine to geriatric patients.
2. Link the use of benzodiazepines, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, and diphenhydramine to falls among geriatric patients.
3. Identify barriers and biases related to initiating medication deprescribing discussions in the primary care setting.
4. Cite evidence that brief patient education on medication and falls can increase patients’ willingness to taper/discontinue use of benzodiazepines, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, and diphenhydramine.
5. Educate geriatric patients re: likelihood of benzodiazepines, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, and diphenhydramine being associated with falls and their consequences as impacting patients’ function and quality of life.
- Edmund Duthie, MD – Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics/Gerontology), Chief Division of Geriatrics/Gerontology
- Deborah Simpson, PhD – Medical Education Program Directo, Professor [Clinical Adjunct] Family Medicine at UWSMPH & MCW, Aurora UW Medical Group
- Kathryn Denson, MD – Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics/Gerontology) - Medical College of Wisconsin
- Steven Denson, MD – Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics/Gerontology) - Medical College of Wisconsin
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Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV - ABMS
An "active participation role" means the practitioner must:
• Provide direct or consultative care to patients as part of the QI project.
• Implement the project’s interventions (the changes designed to improve care) and reflect on the tools you selected to see if they are the correct tools to make a change.
• Collect, submit and review data in keeping with the project’s measurement plan with two linked cycles of data review.
• Collaborate by actively discussing what you have learned with at least two people.
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AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this PI- CME for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.