Principles of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

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Principles of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, designed for health care professionals, teaches you how to identify treatment goals in older adults. Problems of aging are covered, such as the physiologic changes of the older population. Furthermore, this module identifies tools available to prevent inappropriate prescribing of medication, specifically highlighting the Medication Appropriateness Index, the Beers Criteria, and the STOPP/START Criteria. Some specific medications are discussed that require special care when prescribing them. Finally, you will learn how to ensure safe medication use in older adults.