Title

Safe prescribing for the elderly

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

12-1-2011

NLM Title Abbreviation

Nurse Pract

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Nurse practitioner

PubMed ID

22095274

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/01.NPR.0000407605.53599.a6

Abstract

Prescribing for older adults is a complex and high-risk process. Age-related changes produce differences in the way lderly patients respond to and process medication. This article discusses age-related changes, common problems that increase risk for older adults, strategies for improving adherence, and models for safe and effective prescribing.

Keywords

Aged, Aging/physiology, Geriatric Nursing/standards, Humans, Medication Adherence, Models, Nursing, Nurse's Practice Patterns/standards, Nursing Methodology Research, Patient Safety, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Prescription Drugs/adverse effects/pharmacokinetics, Risk Factors

Published Article/Book Citation

The Nurse practitioner, 36:12 (2011) pp.47-52. DOI:10.1097/01.NPR.0000407605.53599.a6.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1726