What You’ll Learn

Overmedication is a common problem, especially among older adults with multiple chronic conditions. Clinicians should always assess a patient’s medication list and consider deprescribing medications that no longer align with achievable goals of care or whose risks outweigh their benefits.

In this interactive escape room game, learners will be part of an interdisciplinary team treating a patient whose multiple medications may be causing adverse effects. Learners will be challenged to effectively assess the potential harms and benefits of the patient’s medications and unlock clues about which ones may be candidates for deprescribing. Upon completing this game, learners will better understand the risks of overmedication and how to mitigate them using a step-wise deprescribing framework and effective communication techniques.

To get the most out of this game, CAPC recommends first completing the course Reducing Risks for Older Adults.

Please note: After completing the game, you will need to close the game window and refresh this page in order to complete the evaluation and download your certificate.

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Lead Authors

Brynn Bowman, MPA
Chief Executive Officer, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Assistant Professor, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Founder, Director Emerita and Strategic Medical Advisor, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Co-director, Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center
Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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