Half-Hour Hot Topics: Medication Management to Prevent, Detect and Report Adverse Drug Events
Fri, 8/14/2020 at 11:30 am-Fri, 8/14/2020 at 12:00 pm(PDT)
Adverse drug events (ADEs) are clinically significant and costly problems in nursing homes. They are associated with morbidity, mortality and a large number of hospitalizations, contributing to increased health care expenditures. Yet, processes for tracking and reporting these events are often lacking. Join Dr. William Simonson and Comagine Health to explore strategies for preventing, detecting, reporting and minimizing the potential consequences of ADEs.
About the Presenter
Dr. William Simonson is a board-certified geriatric pharmacist licensed in Oregon, Virginia and Rhode Island. He is active in pharmacy practice, education and research, and is involved in a variety of practice settings, most recently serving as a consultant pharmacist at the Hazelden Betty Ford treatment center (Hazelden Springbrook) in Newburg, Oregon, and at the Good Samaritan Society Eugene Village skilled nursing facility in Eugene. Dr. Simonson received a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island and a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University of Michigan. He also completed a clinical pharmacy residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. Dr. Simonson has served as tenured faculty at Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, and as an associate professor of pharmacy practice and adjunct associate professor of medicine (geriatrics) at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. He presently has a part-time faculty appointment with the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Simonson has more than 200 publications on pharmacy and medication-related topics, is the author of two books and has delivered more than 800 local, national and international scientific and professional presentations.