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Stefanie Ferreri, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA Talks Older Adult Falls and STEADI-Rx on Quality Corner Show

3 May

Stefanie Ferreri, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA Talks Older Adult Falls and STEADI-Rx on Quality Corner Show

Stefanie Ferreri, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA, Smith-Olsen Distinguished Professor, Chair, Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy joins the Quality Corner Show to talk older adult fall prevention and STEADI-Rx with Host Nick Dorich, PharmD, PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts.

Ferreri explains on the podcast how STEADI-Rx was designed to be a resource to help pharmacists implement evidence-based, fall prevention strategies for their older patients. She runs down specific medication classes that should be reviewed as they may have side effects that negatively affect balance. Ferreri also talks about communication plans on deprescribing with patients and their caregivers. To listen to the full episode 13 of season 3, “STEADI-Rx: A Pharmacist’s Guide to Fall Prevention,” please use the embedded media player below. 

CDC Website STEADI-Rx

Contact Sefanie Ferreri at UNC