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Minimising the risks of polypharmacy

01 May 2011

Nursing Older People

Feature

Polypharmacy holds particular risks for the older population, which nurses are in a good position to recognise and minimise. The aim of this article is to highlight...

Associations between alcohol use, polypharmacy and falls in older adults

28 January 2016

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Aims To describe the prevalence of alcohol intake, medication use and falls, evaluate the association between alcohol intake and medication use, and assess the...

Polypharmacy in older adults

31 May 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone - continuing professional development

This article explores the issue of polypharmacy in older adults. The physiological changes in organ function in older people and the effect of this on...

Polypharmacy in older adults

25 May 2011

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article explores the issue of polypharmacy in older adults. The physiological changes in organ function in older people and the effect of this on...

Comprehensive geriatric assessment of a patient with complex needs

29 April 2016

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

This is the third in a short series that presents case study examples of the application of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in different clinical settings....

Prescribing and medicines management in older people

01 September 2013

Nursing Older People

CPD

The aim of this article is to explore prescribing and medicines management in older people. The author discusses the physiological changes that occur as people age...

Polypharmacy: the challenge for nurses

25 May 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

Polypharmacy refers to the prescribing of many medicines for one individual. Polypharmacy is increasingly common as a result of the rise in multimorbidity, use of...

FreeManaging patients with multimorbidity

19 June 2018

Primary Health Care

Long-term conditions

Multimorbidity is becoming an increasing problem with more patients having two or more long-term conditions. This is putting an additional burden on healthcare...

Adverse drug reactions: classification, susceptibility and reporting

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are increasingly common and are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Historically, ADRs have been classified as type A or...

Considering patient experience and evidence-based choice of medicines in medicines optimisation

14 June 2017

Nursing Standard

CPD

Medicines optimisation can be used by healthcare professionals to support patients to gain maximum benefit from their medicines, with two of the main principles...