ExpiredMedication Appropriateness, Safety & Management – 4-Part Webinar Series

  • Part 1: Medication Appropriateness, ept., 19, 2018
    September 19, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Part 2: Medication Safety, Dec 5, 2018
    December 5, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Part 3: Pain & Symptom Management, January 30, 2019
    January 30, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Part 4: Methadone Use at End-of-Life
    March 20, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

September 19, 2018  |  December 5, 2018  |  January 30, 2019  |  March 20, 2019

3:00-4:00pm ET


Medication management can be overwhelming for your patients living with a serious illness. This webinar series will provide an opportunity to learn more about medication regimens frequently used for patients receiving palliative care or hospice care services. Regardless of your practice setting or patient population served, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of medication regimens as your patients progress through an illness trajectory. Please join us to discuss appropriate medication use and symptom management for patients facing a serious illness. Learn at your pace right from your office! Recordings will be available until June 30, 2019.


Part 1: Medication Appropriateness

September 19, 2018

This program will review practical tips for ensuring your patients’ medication regimens are optimal for their needs. We will review medication selection, identifying nonessential medications, and how to safely discontinue medications for seriously ill patients. This program will also address formulary medication selection for seriously ill patients with commonly occurring symptoms.


Part 2: Medication Safety

December 5, 2018

This program will briefly review and build on medication appropriateness. It will review the importance of having a formal reconciliation process for your organization to reduce patient risks, especially during transitions of care. Additionally, common survey deficiencies involving aspects of drug profiles will be identified and patient cases will be used to highlight nonessential medications and unsafe medication use at end-of-life.


Part 3: Pain & Symptom Management

January 30, 2019

This program will review pain assessment and hospice quality measures surrounding pain management at end-of-life. Additionally, we will differentiate nociceptive and neuropathic pain and identify appropriate therapies based on clinician assessments. We will review formulary analgesic selection and safe opioid regimen initiation, rotation and titration.



Part 4: Methadone Use at End-of-Life

March 20, 2019

Methadone can be a challenging analgesic to work with, but it’s worth the extra effort! This webinar will provide the audience with basic information regarding methadone use for your patients with advanced pain management needs. This presentation will discuss the appropriate use of methadone in the hospice population. Patient case examples will be used to demonstrate dosing and monitoring strategies.

Registration form as pdf:  4PartMEDICATIONSeries


Presenter: Ellen Fulp, PharmD, BCGP, AvaCare, Inc. Dr. Fulp earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Science and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has over seven years of experience practicing pharmacy in the community setting, in rural North Carolina encompassing traditional dispensing and physician support, including renal and geriatric dosing for pain medications, anxiolytics and antibiotic therapy. Since 2013, she has been on staff at AvaCare, Inc., providing comprehensive medication reviews and clinical consults to hospice and palliative care nurses from hospice locations across the nation.  Doctor Fulp routinely provides consult in regard to appropriate symptom management, regulatory issues and medication appropriateness at end of life. She is Board Certified in Geriatric Pharmacy (certified in August 2013), specializing in medication use in the elderly. Dr. Fulp is currently enrolled in the first ever interdisciplinary Masters Degree program in Palliative Care.

Continuing Education: This program has been approved for 4 nursing credit hours. Individuals requesting nursing contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. No partial credits can be awarded. Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form. All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person. No commercial support has been provided for this program.


Registration Fee: Member rate for series is $499.00 – Non-members $699.00.  Individual sessions are $169 each for members, $269 for non- members.




No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.