CNPE Position Statement Review: Polypharmacy and the Older Adult

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The ANA Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics (CNPE) is seeking comments on the following position statement:

Polypharmacy and the Older Adult ~ which states: The American Nurses Association (ANA) supports accurate and complete reconciliation of the older adult’s medications across the continuum of care (i.e. admission, transfer within and between care providers, discharge, and outpatient appointments) and communication with the next provider of services. In addition, ANA supports promotion of safe medication self-administration in the aging population and research on pharmacodynamics, in particular in older adults with co-morbid conditions.

If you are interested in participating in this review, please download the position statement below. Comments are due to ANA by 5:00pm EDT, October 31, 2008.

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CNPE appreciates your assistance with reviewing this Position Statement.