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- Pharmacologic Issues in Geriatric Emergency Medicine – Blanda, Michelle P. Elsevier Saunders – View the Article
- American Geriatrics Society, Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults – PDF
- STOPPFrail (Screening Tool of Older Persons Prescriptions in Frail adults with limited life expectancy): consensus validation. Lavan AH et al. – Age Aging 2017 Jul;46(4):600-607. – View the NCBI Journal Article
- Prescribing to Older ED Patients, Terrell KM et al. – American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume 24, Issue 4; pg. 468-478, July 2006 – View the NCBI Journal Article
- Inappropriate prescribing in elderly ED patients. Heard K, Wilber S, Shah MN. Am J Emerg Med 2008 Mar;26(3):372-373. – View the NCBI Journal Article
- Inappropriate prescribing in an older ED population. Hustey FM, Wallis N, Miller J. Am J Emerg Med 2007 Sep;25(7):804-807. – View the NCBI Journal Article
- Potentially inappropriate medication utilization in the emergency department visits by older adults: analysis from a nationally representative sample. Meurer WJ, Potti TA, Kerber KA, Sasson C, Macy ML, West BT, Losman ED. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Mar;17(3):231-7. – View the NCBI Journal Article
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Agree- you need to think about every medication you give and the interactions
Polypharmacy is very much a problem in the elderly and challenging on so many levels
It is NOT necessary to comment in every Discussion box to obtain credit.
several of the links no longer available…
This link: The Assessment and Treatment of Delirium in Older Adults – Pocket Version from the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health.
Does not work anymore.
treatment in geriatric population with cognitive deficits can be difficult
Polypharmacy in elderly is a major problem
polypharmacy is the devil so this was helpful.
interested in physiology of aging
interested in drug drug. drug-disease interactions
Great articles for recommended reading.
looking forward to how we can safely manage these patients medically
Looking forward to this module – this is a really challenging area in the care of older people.
difficult to treat
complex problem of the elderly
Great recommended readings
looking foward to this module
Treating pain in cognitive impairment can be challenging
Polypharmacy in elderly is a major problem,especialy in ED.patients.