Meeting Archive:
A Team Approach to Deprescribing and Preventing Medication Related Falls

Meeting Description:

Polypharmacy and medication related side effects have long been linked to increasing a person’s risk for falls and poorer quality of life. Deprescribing is the planned and supervised process of dose reduction or stopping of medication that may be causing harm or no longer be of benefit. The goal of deprescribing is to reduce medication burden and harm, while maintaining or improving quality of life.


This presentation will focus on the concept of Deprescribing, the initiatives to date and how all health care providers can play a role in helping patient’s reach their medication goals.  Two patient case examples will also highlight how deprescribing can be enhanced with the guidelines and algorithms our research group has produced, plus some practical tips to consider when engaging the patient in deprescribing conversations.

Date: Wed, Feb 13, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Fall Prevention Community of Practice
 Presenter Information
Pam Howell
Speaker Photo

Pam Howell is a clinical pharmacist working for over 15 years with geriatric clients and clients with complex chronic conditions at Bruyère Continuing Care, Ottawa. Her role with the Bruyère Deprescribing Research team has focused on knowledge mobilization and community engagement efforts to highlight the role of Deprescribing as part of good prescribing.  She is looking forward to sharing her medication knowledge and patient experiences in deprescribing to better help you manage your patient’s medications effectively as they get older.  For more information on the Deprescribing Guidelines research initiatives visit our website: