By Paula Podrazik MD

In this CHAMP module, physicians learners will strengthen their skills in teaching about: identifying risk factors for adverse drug reactions/drug effects, including polypharmacy, aging pharmacology, and drugs to avoid for older adult patients; reviewing and teaching from the Medical Administration Record (MAR); and reducing polypharmacy and use of high risk/low benefit drugs in hospitalized older adult patients. 

Teaching materials include: a one-hour slide presentation with speaker's notes and references included; a series of six bedside teaching triggers on adverse drug reactions, polypharmacy, pharmacokinetics, the aging liver, the aging kidney, and pharmacodynamics; references, and a teaching session evaluation form.  For a comprehensive explanation of CHAMP, please refer to the CHAMP Overview and User's Guide.