COA-LTC (RN-IP): Medication Management for Older Adults
1.0 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hour
Course Target Audience
- Registered Nurses
This module will focus on medication management for older adults in long-term care facilities. This includes describing general medication-related and prescribing principles in the care of older adults, identifying risk factors for adverse drug events in older adults, and describing pharmacokinetic principles related to age changes in absorption, metabolism and excretion. After completing this module, professionals will be able to explain the importance of the 2019 AGS Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Use of Medications in Older Adults and identify strategies to promote medication management and reconciliation for older adults.
Care of Older Adults in the Long-Term Care Setting (COA-LTC) is a series created by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, in partnership with ArchCare, the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York. The program was created to assure that all healthcare team members have the knowledge to care for older adults in long-term care settings. The program promotes team-based, coordinated, person-centered, evidence-based care for older adults.