Medication Safety and Older Adults

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48m
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Lecture Overview

As people age, their ability to metabolise medicines changes. As many older adults take multiple medicines, it is essential that their effect on one another be understood by those administering them. Failure to identify unnecessary and unsafe use of medicines, potential contraindications, and serious interactions puts an older adult and the person administering medicines at a high risk.
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CPD48m of CPD
First Published24 February 2019
Updated24 February 2019
Expires
23 July 2019
Learning Tools
Topics
Medication Safety
Medications
Ageing
Aged Care