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Medication Challenges in Older Adults

Medication Challenges in Older Adults

Medication Challenges in Older Adults

Elizabeth Macera, RN, ANP-C, GNP-BC, PhD And Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
Elizabeth Macera, RN, ANP-C, GNP-BC, PhD And Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
on behalf of ATrain Education

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Launch date: 23 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 04 Apr 2017

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Description

Prevalence of polypharmacy and its risks in elders in light of the physiological changes of aging. Beers criteria for identifying meds inappropriate for older adults. Measures to improve medication management and to enhance compliance. Polypharmacy related to the risk for falls.

Objectives

Objectives
Identify the scope of polypharmacy in elders and summarize the risks of multiple medications.

Explain the Beers criteria and additional screening strategies for identifying medications inappropriate for older adults.

Identify risk factors for adverse results of polypharmacy.

List ways of improving medication management for elders.

Relate polypharmacy to the risk for falls in older adults.

Discuss physiologic changes of aging that impact the efficacy of medications and distinguish between pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
Elizabeth Macera, RN, ANP-C, GNP-BC, PhD And Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

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Elizabeth Macera, RN, ANP-C, GNP-BC, PhD And Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
on behalf of ATrain Education

Elizabeth Macera earned a PhD in Geriatric Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, and then joined UCSF as assistant clinical professor in their Gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing Program. Liz has served as a site appraiser for the American Nurses
 Credentialing Center and is currently co-chair of the Educational Affairs Committee for the California Association for Nurse Practitioners. She has written a number of continuing education articles 
on Alzheimer's disease and dementia and reviews articles for various publications

Lauren Robertson earned a BA in Biology from Mills College in Oakland, California, and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California at San Francisco. Lauren is the founder and co-owner of ATrain Education (atrainceu.com) and she has written or co-written more than two hundred courses on a wide range of topics for her continuing education website. She is certified as a trainer on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.50 Hours

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