APRN Pharmacology Today: Safe Medication Use in Older Adults
Katie S. Adams, Pharm.D., BCPP, BCPS
In this new APRN Pharmacology Today course, get an Introduction to the pitfalls of medication use in older adults, including pharmacologic changes in older adults, potential inappropriate medications in older adults, and strategies to ensure safe medication use in older adults.
Research shows that older adults who fail to take prescribed medications are 76 percent more likely to experience a significant decline in their overall health than those who take all medications as prescribed. When appropriately prescribed, administered, and monitored, medications are a cost-effective way to help older adults maintain health, recover from illness, or control symptoms of chronic disease.
How can we keep our patients living the best life they can?
In this new APRN Pharmacology Today course, get an Introduction to the pitfalls of medication use in older adults, including pharmacologic changes in older adults, potential inappropriate medications in older adults, and strategies to ensure safe medication use in older adults. Focus on current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, standards of care, and treatment options to ensure safe prescribing for your older adult patients.
Key Learning Outcomes
After taking this interactive online course, you will be able to:
- Review current literature and guideline recommendations for the safe use of medications in older adults
- Compare and contrast the available pharmacologic treatments that ensure safe use of medications in older adults
- Formulate a treatment and monitoring plan for safe use of medications in older adults through the use of case studies
- And much more!
Katie S. Adams
Pharm.D., BCPP, BCPS
Dr. Katie Adams is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Behavioral Health at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Adams received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy and completed a pharmacy practice residency and a psychiatric pharmacy residency at VCU Health System. She is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy and pharmacotherapy. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at VCU School of Pharmacy, serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents and is an active member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists.