Specialist Pharmacist, Medicines Optimisation, Ulster Hospital, Belfast
Kevin has an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy and has been working as a clinical pharmacist for over 10 years with a special interest in the care of older patients, falls and fracture prevention and frailty.
Kevin and Karen Miller are presenting Medicines Optimisation on a Frailty Ward.
This presentation will outline how a Medicines Optimisation pharmacy service was introduced to a Frail Elderly Ward. Patient related outcomes from this service will be presented to show the benefits of optimisation in this vulnerable group.
Frailty recognition tools and medication review documents will also be discussed to outline how they can be integrated into practice and help to improve medication prescribing and reduce harm in the older person.
It is aimed at any profession that may interact with an older person with frailty.