This lecture, recorded during a 2023 Live Review Course & Clinical Update, provides important education about prescribing medications for older adults.
Choose video or audio delivery.
Video: Video format requires Google Chrome; each video purchase can be viewed three times within 6 months of purchase. Rewind and fast forward options not available.
Audio: Each audio purchase is accessible for 1 year from the date of purchase.
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Identify important considerations to be made when prescribing for the older adult, such as the new onset of disease, unrecognized adverse drug events, and adverse effects of medications.
- Describe appropriate and inappropriate uses of medications for the older adult, using the American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria to ensure safety when prescribing.
- Discuss the mechanism of action, monitoring, and side effects of commonly prescribed medications, as well as additional nonpharmacologic considerations necessary in the care of older adults.
This activity is approved for 4 contact hours (includes 3 hours of pharmacology)
TIME TO COMPLETE
1 hours, 30 minutes plus posttest
Advanced Practice Education Associates (APEA) is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 100820. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) (which includes 1 hour(s) of pharmacology). Program ID #2023-02-23P (video), 2023-02-46P (audio).
This course is taught by Lindsey Luther, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CNE, EBP(CH).