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Psychopharmacological Medications A brief overview of medications that may be utilized to treat dementia and other mood related disorders. View
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Pharmacology and the Older Adult Competency Validation This module is a competency validation of 4 general medication categories related to the older adult population. Make sure you have taken other medication modules prior to taking this module. View
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Meds: Polypharmacy Introduction This module provides an introduction to the issue of polypharmacy, including definitions, who is at risk, why is it a problem, and how healthcare professionals can help. Case examples are included. View
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Meds: 10 Potentially Dangerous Meds This module includes information regarding 10 medications (or medication categories) that are potentially dangerous for older adults. Rationalerisk are included, as well as a examples of safer options (when applicable). View
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Meds Uncovering Hidden Dangers This module includes physiological issues that occur with aging in relation to how medications are metabolized. View
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Medications: Red Flags This module provides you with the opportunity to test your knowledge of medication appropriateness for older adults. Do you know when to question a prescription that could be harmful for an older adult Do you know when to raise a red flag View
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Medications: Proton Pump Inhibitors This module includes an overview of issues to consider regarding PPIs and older adults. The module begins with a comparison of PPI to H2 blockers. Indications, risks, and long term use are included. A pharmacists discusses the use of PPIs during hospitalization. Nursing responsibilities are also provided. View
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Medications: Anticoagulants & Antiplatelets This module provides key points regarding several different types of anticoagulants, as well as antiplatelet therapy. The overall purpose of the module is for healthcare professionals to apply the knowledge gained in an effort to minimize adverse drug events in the older adult population. View
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Medications: What about Vitamins? This module provides input from a registered dietician and pharmacist regarding issues to consider with vitamins and the older adult population. View
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Medications - Tips to Stay Organized A pharmacist shares several things people can do to organize medications. View
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Medications - Antiarrhythmics & Antihypertensives In this module you&39ll learn key points about medications commonly used to treat dysrhythmias and hypertension. Nursing practice pointers and relevant considerations for elderly persons are included. View
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Medication Reconcilitation This module describes the importance of medication reconciliation in preventing errors, and addresses the steps that need to be taken. View