Those of you taking this Frailty Certification course will be on the cutting edge of new models of care where risk and benefit are identified for each patient and their expectations and priorities are addressed in light of their degree of risk and potential benefits from healthcare decisions they make. This will benefit you professionally and that, in turn, will bring benefit to your patients. The curriculum has been designed to provide information on frailty and the associated impact of frailty on chronically ill people in a variety of settings. This course is approximately 2 hours in length.
Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to: 1. Define frailty and identify contributing factors for frailty 2. Discuss the outcomes associated with increasing frailty 3. Be aware of the potential for adverse outcomes from polypharmacy 4. Understand the risks associated with multiple drugs and their interactions 5. Understand the importance of regular reviews of drug regimes, especially when pharmacist consult is available 6. Be aware of new medications considered as options or best practices for frail residents
Curriculum Outline for Pharmacy Consultants 1. Introduction 2. History of Frailty 3. Pre-Test 4. Frailty Defined and Illustrated 5. Post-Test 6. Frailty Screening and Measurement 7. Frailty Syndromes 8. Frailty Implemented 9. Frailty and the Interdisciplinary Team 10. Deficit-Driven Care 11. Medication Management 12. The Pharmacy Consultant and Frailty 13. Frailty Competency Exam