Keep Up! Deprescribing

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General Information

Keep Up! is an on-demand and interactive professional development program created with the busy pharmacist in mind. Keep Up! is ACPE accredited and designed to be completed in 30 minutes, with two to three short mini-lessons on timely topics relevant to pharmacists in all practice settings. The series consists of six total modules.

Activity Preview

Inappropriate prescribing and polypharmacy in older patients are associated with increased risks of falls, adverse drug events, hospital admissions, and death. Given the consequences of inappropriate medication use in older patients, it is imperative to find ways to manage their care. Deprescribing is the process of tapering, stopping, discontinuing, or withdrawing drugs, with the goal of managing polypharmacy and improving patient outcomes. Take this 30-minute web-based interactive program to compare patient, medication, and protocol-based strategies to implement best practices in deprescribing.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define the primary goal of deprescribing
  • Compare patient-, medication-, and protocol-based strategies to implement deprescribing in practice
  • Identify potential barriers to deprescribing and how to mitigate them.

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists 
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following online activity is approved for 0.5 contact hour(s) of CPE credit (0.5 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-19-139-H05-P

To obtain credit for completing Keep Up! Deprescribing, complete the learning activity, evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. 

Initial release date: March 15, 2019
Expiration date: March 15, 2022 


Keep Up! Deprescribing is an online educational activity for pharmacists developed by the University of Mississippi in partnership with the American Pharmacists Association. The executive producer for this online activity is Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP.


Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP; Andrew Burton, Pharm.D.;  Brittney Williams Pharm.D.; Charity Nora, Pharm.D; and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association. 


This month’s Keep Up! Deprescribing is being offered as a complimentary trial. Start yours today!

Special Member Pricing: Get the Keep Up! Series (all six modules) for only $36.00, or $12.00 à la carte 

Non-Member Pricing: Get the Keep Up! Series (all six modules) $45.00, or $15.00 à la carte

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-19-139-H05-P 0.05 CEUs March 15, 2019 - March 15, 2022