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Medication Decisions that Reduce Risk for Falls
This webinar will focus on the relationship between falls and medications. Over 30 years of research and over 100 studies have shown us which medications put seniors at risk for falling. These risky over-the-counter and prescription medications will be discussed. The way medications are taken can also impact risk for falls. This webinar will support seniors to identify risky medications and begin discussions with their healthcare professionals to make informed decisions to reduce their risk for falls.

Nov 10, 2021 11:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Cheryl A. Sadowski
B.Sc.(Pharm), Pharm.D., BCGP, FCSHP, CHE Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta
Dr. Cheryl Sadowski is a Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta. She has a clinical practice at the Misericorida Community Hospital Geriatric Outpatient Clinic in Edmonton, an interprofessional clinic focused on geriatric assessment. She has precepted pharmacy students and residents for over 20 years, and led geriatrics curriculum in classroom teaching at the Faculty. She has a research interest in geriatric syndromes and care and has studied awareness of fall related risk factors and safety of medications and mobility. She has worked with the Injury Prevention Centre for many years.