Medication Management

The association between medication use and gait in adults with intellectual disabilities – Maas – 2020

Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research – Wiley Online Library Abstract Background Adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) often have polypharmacy and often use antipsychotics. Both polypharmacy and antipsychotics have a negative effect on gait in the general population, but this has not been studied in adults with ID. These negative effects may add to pre‐existing …

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Deprescribing: How to Be on Less Medication for Healthy Aging

Learn how deprescribing works, & how aging adults can safely reduce their medications. Plus 7 types of medication that seniors should avoid or reduce. Source: Deprescribing: How to Be on Less Medication for Healthy Aging Why is deprescribing especially important for older adults? Deprescribing is especially important to address in older adults because: People tend …

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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | Resources for Integrated Care

Approximately 8% of individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid under the age of 65 have an intellectual disability or related condition. Source: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | Resources for Integrated Care Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities Approximately 8% of individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid under the age of 65 have an intellectual disability …

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Safety of People with Intellectual Disabilities in Hospital. What Can the Hospital Pharmacist Do to Improve Quality of Care?

How can pharmacists can contribute to safety by improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities for people with intellectual disabilities? Source: Pharmacy | Free Full-Text Author: Bernadette Flood Abstract  People with intellectual disabilities are vulnerable in healthcare environments. They experience health and healthcare inequalities, and when admitted to general hospitals are at a greater risk of …

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Pain and pain assessment in people with intellectual disability: Issues and challenges in practice

Source: 2017 – British Journal of Learning Disabilities – Wiley Online Library Authors: Owen Doody, Maria E. Bailey Abstract Accessible summary Pain is difficult to identify when people cannot communicate. If pain is not identified, it cannot be managed and causes stress. Pain assessment is essential in order to identify pain. Pain assessment requires a combination …

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“Tell me what they do to my body”: A survey to find out what information people with learning disabilities want with their medications

Fifty-eight people completed the questionnaire. Many of them said they did not get enough information about their medicine. Most people wanted easy-read leaflets and pictures. Authors: Rebecca Fish, Chris Hatton, Umesh Chauhan Source: British Journal of Learning Disabilities – 2017 – Wiley Online Library Abstract Accessible summary We gave a questionnaire to self-advocates who were attending …

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Opioid Prescribing: Where you live matters

Source: Opioid Prescribing: Where you live matters Download Opioid Factsheet The amount of opioids prescribed in the US peaked in 2010 and then decreased each year through 2015. However, prescribing remains high and vary widely from county to county. Healthcare providers began using opioids in the late 1990s to treat chronic pain (not related to cancer), …

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Knowledge and expectations of direct support professionals towards effects of psychotropic drug use in people with ID

To achieve sufficient collaboration of intellectual disability support professionals in reducing inappropriate psychotropic drug use of clients, vocational educational training is needed. Source: Knowledge and expectations of direct support professionals towards effects of psychotropic drug use in people with intellectual disabilities – Kuijper – 2017 – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities – Wiley …

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Study finds $200 billion in avoidable health care costs | American Pharmacists Association

Source: Study finds $200 billion in avoidable health care costs | American Pharmacists Association June 21, 2013 Medication misuse, non-adherence, errors contribute to wasteful spending Health care costs caused by improper and unnecessary use of medications exceeded $200 billion in 2012, amounting to an estimated 10 million hospital admissions, 78 million outpatient treatments, 246 million …

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Health Access for Independent Living (HAIL): Developing a Health Promotion Assistance Tool

Health Access for Independent Living (HAIL): Developing a Health Promotion Assistance Tool To learn more, see the HAIL feature story. This project is one of five interventions designed to improve community living opportunities for people with disabilities. Source: RTC Projects: R7 | Research & Training Center on Independent Living

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