TI Best Evidence Webinar
Pill splitting: making the most of medications in a time of need – can we make it practical for patients?
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- Tom Perry MD, FRCPC – General Internist/Clinical Pharmacologist, Chair of the Education Working Group, Therapeutics Initiative, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
- Brenda Schuster PharmD – Academic Family Practice Unit, U. Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Regina, SK.
Special thanks to Camille Gagnon PharmD – Assistant Director, Canadian Deprescribing Network, Montreal, QC.
DATE: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
TIME: 16:00 – 17:00 (4:00 – 5:00pm) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -8hrs)
CME CREDITS: MainPro+/MOC Section 1 credits: 1.0. You must register, attend the webinar and complete the evaluation in order to receive your certificate.
Format: A brief presentation by Dr. Perry with commentary from Dr. Gagnon and Dr. Schuster and maximum time for audience participation with questions or brief contributions.
Target audience: Everyone welcome, including lay people taking medications.
Learning objectives (for professionals): by the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the concept of pill splitting as a way to dose appropriately.
- Describe how pill-splitting can cut the costs of medications for patients, stretch prescriptions, and reduce trips to the pharmacy.
- Identify when and how to split pills, tips and tricks of the trade.
- Determine when not to split pills, and whether some extended release tablets can be split.
- List some common oral medications that can be split safely and easily.
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