FREE evidence-based PPI deprescribing resources
SaferMedsNL is providing FREE evidence-based resources to healthcare providers across Newfoundland and Labrador to promote proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) deprescribing.
Order FREE evidence-based resources
The following evidence-based patient resources can guide PPI deprescribing and reduce the risk of rebound symptoms. Use these tools to engage your patients in a review of their PPIs to decide if they are still necessary or if they can be deprescribed.
Tools will be shipped for FREE as soon as possible. Please note that quantities available are subject to change based on demand.
Patient education brochures
Order these evidence-based patient education brochures that help patients understand the benefits and harms of PPIs
PPI deprescribing poster
Order this poster to raise awareness about appropriate PPI use in your community (size: 11 x 17 inches).
PPI deprescribing postcard
Order this postcard (front and back visible here) to invite your patients to a PPI review appointment.
Is proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use a problem in Newfoundland and Labrador?
PPIs are recommended for up to 12 weeks for most indications.
1-in-5 adults (1-in-3 seniors) in NL take a PPI for longer than recommended.
Long term use without a valid indication increases the risk of harms including c. difficile infection, hip fractures, renal complications, community-acquired pneumonia, and deficiencies including hypomagnesemia and vitamin B12 deficiency.
Find out more here
What is SaferMedsNL?
SaferMedsNL is a collaboration between healthcare professionals, patient advocates, community organizations, Memorial University, the University of Montreal, and the government of NL working together to improve the use of medications across Newfoundland and Labrador. Click here to find our more about our collaborators.
This year, SaferMedsNL is focusing on the appropriate use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs).