Discussion week 1 response 2.doc - Medication management for older adults has become an issue for several reasons One of the main reasons is

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Medication management for older adults has become an issue for several reasons. One of the main reasons is polypharmacy. Many individuals especially the elderly have several co- morbidities and are often taking numerous medications ( Aguirre et al., 2017). There are tools that have been found to be useful in determining pharmacological risks. The Drug Burden Index (DBI) for example measures the burden of sedative medications in the elderly (Lisa, Gnjidic, Chen, & Arduino, 2014). It is imperative for an advanced practice nurse to develop care plans for patient’s that are centered around their current needs and risks determined. This allows for a better chance at not experiencing adverse reactions from
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