Clinical Care Resources - Medications & Polypharmacy

This two page alogrorith helps clinicians reduce the use of antipsychotics. Last reviewed March 2018. 

This tool provides a documentation checklist of possible side effects of and response(s) to cognitive enhancers. 2 Pages.

The DIRE Score is used to determine if a patient is a suitable candidate for long-term opioid analgesia. 1 Page.

The Collaboration for Homecare Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) selected and organized evidence-based tools from our Resource Library into this online Geriatric Medication Management Toolkit. This Toolkit contains:

  1. Clinically-focused and validated tools to help you, and patients and their caregivers, identify patients at increased risk of experiencing a medication-related problem;
  2. Intervention tools for homecare professionals, patients and their caregivers, to facilitate implementing proven strategies to manage medications;
  3. Tools to help you, patients, and caregivers communicate more effectively about medication risks with other providers;
  4. Guidelines and evidence-based best practices that provide an overview of the evidence for reducing medication-related problems and adverse drug events in older people. 

 

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