Victoria South Island Long-Term Care Initiative: Learning Series Event
This presentation is open to physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals practicing in long-term care.
When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 5:30 to 8:30 PM (dinner: 5:30, presentations: 6:00)
Where: Island Medical Program (IMP) Lecture Hall, UVIC Medical Sciences Building, MSB150/MSB160
What: Join colleagues for dinner and two exciting presentations:
Vitamin D: Sharing Evidence to Support Person-centred Decision Making
- Presented by Cait O’Sullivan, Academic Pharmacist, Island Health + Education Working Group, UBC Therapeutics Initiative
- Objective: When presented with the question “How much should I take?”, this presentation will examine the underlying evidence for vitamin D supplementation for fracture and fall risk reduction.
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs): Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
- Presented by Dr. Jessica Otte, MD, CCFP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, UBC + Educational Outreach Coordinator & Family Practice Liaison, UBC Therapeutics Initiative
- Objective: Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are both under- and over- used in British Columbia. The harms of PPIs are often in the headlines, but it seems like the evidence is constantly changing, so it is not clear which patients can benefit and which should steer clear. Figure out when PPIs may be needed, when they are not, and avoid getting an ulcer in the process! By the end of the session participants will be able to:
1. Distinguish appropriate and inappropriate indications for PPIs
2. Confidently discuss benefits and harms with patients and families
3. Initiate and monitor deprescribing of PPIs in the residential care population
This Learning Series Event has been certified for 2.5 Group Learning Mainpro+ credits from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
RSVP by Thursday, January 30: VictoriaSouthIsland.LTCI@divisionsbc.ca or 778.265.3137