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Volume 22   No. 1    January  2017    
Medication Safety in the Older Adult (Patient Safety Module)
Learning Objectives
1. Describe the importance of medication safety in a growing population of older adults.
2. Explain age-related changes in drug processing and sensitivity to medication therapy.
3. Recognize medications that should be avoided in older adults.
4. Discuss strategies for improving medication safety in older adults.
5. Identify medication safety concerns in cases that illustrate inappropriate medication use in the older adult.

Author: Laura Meyer-Junco, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Pharmacist

This module will provide 2.5 contact hours (0.25 ceus) of patient safety continuing pharmacy education credit for pharmacy technicians.
ACPE UAN 0121-0000-17-001-H05-T
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Release date: January 1, 2017
Expiration date: January 1, 2020 (at 12:00 am CT)
UAN: 0121-0000-17-001-H05-T       2.5 Contact Hours        Type of Activity: Knowledge-based       1/1/2017 - 12/31/2019