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Care, Communication, and Collaboration: The 3 Cs of a Successful Medical Director-Consultant Pharmacist Relationship

June 27, 2023

Presented by:

Dr. Arif Nazir, Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care, BrightSpring Health Services

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Time: 1:00PM ET

Skilled nursing facilities provide a wide range of care to residents, and medications are a critical part of that care. Since there are many factors that influence prescribing, utilization, and monitoring of medications in facilities, it’s important for attending physicians, medical directors, and consultant pharmacists to have complementary roles in the care process. In this session, we’ll discuss in particular how the medical directors, other practitioners, nursing teams, and consultant pharmacists can best collaborate to optimization medication use among residents for the best possible care and outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • List the hazards of polypharmacy among older and frail patients in senior living and SNFs
  • Describe the medical director role to enhance teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Design workflows and processes to assure better communication between nurses, prescribers, and consultant pharmacists
  • Utilize dashboards to evaluate the impact of collaborative models on quality of care


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