How to Try This: Monitoring Medication Use in Older Adults
Sources: AJN, American Journal of Nursing
Passing Score: 11/15 (73%)
Published: January 2009
ANCC 2.6 CH
Purpose of Activity:To instruct registered professional nurses in the use of the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults to evaluate risk warranting follow-up in older adults in various settings.
Learning Objectives:After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:
- discuss the need to screen older adults for inappropriate medication use.
- outline the appropriate use of the Beers criteria.
- summarize the development of the Beers criteria and outcomes associated with their use.