Recording: NSA PIMs & Polypharmacy in the Elderly 11.12.21_11.12.22

Full Title:  Recording:  NSA Geriatric Prescribing:  How to avoid Potentially Inappropriate Medications (PIMs) and Polypharmacy in the Elderly 11.12.2021_11.12.2022

Address polypharmacy by using screening criteria to help identify potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in the elderly: medications with no clear evidence-based indications, medications that carry a substantially higher risk of adverse effects, or medications that are not cost- effective.  Commonly used screening tool(s) include:  1) Beers Criteria—Consensus list developed using an evidence-based approach in 1991 by Dr. Mark Beers.  2)  STOPP—Screening Tool of Older Person’s Prescriptions.  Practice "deprescribing" and recognize how this can be used as a tool to reduce harm in elderly patients. 


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Target Audience

Primary care, Family Medicine, & Gynecology physicians, and other interested clinicians that care for the elderly.

Learning Objectives

  1. Increase awareness of Potentially Inappropriate Medications (PIMs) in the elderly & the evidence behind it.
  2. Appreciate the prevalence of polypharmacy.
  3. Apply tips on how to deprescribe.

Additional Information

Conference room: 
Via Online Recording
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Geriatrics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Planning Committee:

Tatjana Kolevska, MD, Chief, NSA CME, and Chair, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Physician Education, and Michael Mason, MD, APIC Geriatrics & Supportive Care, Kaiser Permanente Napa Solano Area


Michael Mason, MD, APIC Geriatrics & Supportive Care, Kaiser Permanente Napa Solano Area

Original Recording Date: September 30, 2021

Disclosure Statement:

NSA Physician Education has determined that the speaker, and planners for this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.  Ineligible companies are defined as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. There is no minimum financial threshold; and the period to disclose is for the past 24 months.

Kaiser Permanente Napa/Solano takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand-name products.

Kaiser Napa/Solano is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Kaiser Napa/Solano designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ + 1 Geriatric credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Geriatrics
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