Modules 3A and 3B Resources

These resources were taken directly from Module 3A: Medication Use in Older Adults-Foundations, and Module 3B: Medication Use in Older Adults-Advanced Practice. Please feel free to use them in your courses and in educating health care professionals who work directly or indirectly with the aging population in our community.


Module 3A: Medication Use in Older Adults-Foundations

Websites

Introduction to Drug Therapy in the Elderly (pg 6)
Pharmacokinetics in the Elderly (pg 6)
Pharmacodynamics in the Elderly (pg 6)

 

MultiMedia/Charts

Geriatric Pharmacotherapy-Linda Farho, Pharm.D. (pg 6)

YouTube or other Videos

Introduction to Pharmacokinetics (rt 10:51)

 

PDF Documents/Articles

Medication Administration Safety (pg 8)
Guiding principles for the care of older adults with multimorbidity: an approach for clinicians (pg 8)
Medication Safety Reconciliation tool kit (pg 8)
Medication Reconciliation Process Results in Anecdotal Reports of Improved Safety in Inpatient Setting (pg 8)
Managing Medication in Clinically Complex Elders: “There’s got to be a happy medium” (pg 8)
AHRQ Patient Safety Network (pg 8)

Patient Safety Primers

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) (pg 8)

ISMP Medication Safety Tools & ResourcesISMP Acute Care Guidelines for Timely Administration of Scheduled Medications

The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals (2013) (pg 8)
Drug-Related Problems in the Elderly (pg 10)
Overview of Drug Categories of Concern (pg 10)
Medication-Related Problems in Geriatric Pharmacology (2011) (pg 10)
Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and Adverse Events (2013) (pg 10)
Beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults (pg 10)

Module 3B: Medication Use in Older Adults-Advanced Practice

Websites

Pharmacotherapy Considerations in Elderly Adults (pg 6)
Aging Pharmacology (pg 6)
The Hospitalized Geriatric Patient (pg 6)
Pharmacologic Aspects of Renal Drug Clearance in the Elderly Patient Genetic factors (pg 10)
Laboratory Evaluation of Kidney Function in Geriatric Patients (pg 10)
Anticoagulation in the Geriatric Surgical Patient (pg 10)
Ocular Effects of Systemic Medications (pg 10)
Medications in Geriatric Otolaryngology (pg 10)
Caution: Perioperative Surgery Medications (pg 10)
Falls Risk Factors & Interventions Risk factors (pg 10)
Hypertension in the Elderly (pg 10)
Antiplatelet Therapy in Coronary Disease (pg 10)

 

MultiMedia/Charts

The Basics of STOPP/START criteria (pg 9)

 

YouTube or other Videos

Pharmacokinetics 1 – Introduction (rt 5:49)
Pharmacokinetics 2 – Absorption (rt 6:34)
Pharmacokinetics 3 – Distribution (rt 5:34)
Pharmacokinetics 4 – Metabolism (rt 5:19)
Pharmacokinetics 5 – Excretion (rt 7:03)
Rapid Learning: Pharmacology – What is Pharmacodynamics? (rt 12:17)
Beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults (rt 40:39)
Medication Management (rt 42:02)

 

PDF Documents/Articles

Medication Administration Safety (pg 7)
Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity: An Approach for Clinicians (pg 7)
Managing Medications in Clinically Complex Elders: “There’s Got to be a Happy Medium” (pg 7)
AHRQ Patient Safety Network (pg 7)

Patient Safety Primers

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) (pg 7)

ISMP Medication Safety Tools & ResourcesISMP Acute Care Guidelines for Timely Administration of Scheduled Medications

The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals (2013) (pg 7)
Medication-Related Problems in Geriatric Pharmacology (pg 8)
PIMs: The Real Drug Problem in Seniors (pg 8)
Guiding principles for the care of older adults with multimorbidity: an approach for clinicians (pg 8)
STOPP & START criteria: A new approach to detecting potentially inappropriate prescribing in old age (pg 9)
Potentially Inappropriate Medications Defined by STOPP Criteria and the Risk of Adverse Drug Events in Older Hospitalized Patients (pg 9)
STARTing and STOPPing Medications in the Elderly (pg 9)
STOPP/START Toolkit (pg 9)