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Safe prescribing for the elderly
The Nurse practitioner
  • Brenda L. Hoskins, University of Iowa
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
12-1-2011
NLM Title Abbreviation
Nurse Pract
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.
Disciplines
Citation Information
Brenda L. Hoskins. "Safe prescribing for the elderly" The Nurse practitioner Vol. 36 Iss. 12 (2011) p. 47 - 52 ISSN: 1538-8662
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/brenda_hoskins/4/