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Polypharmacy

Georgina Ingham Clinical lead nurse, Hoar Cross Nursing Home, Staffordshire

A learning zone article helped Georgina Ingham become more confident in discussing older people’s medications

When I started working in a nursing home, I was surprised by the number of medications residents take. Almost all take more than four prescription drugs and often it appears that one medication is prescribed to combat the side effects of another.

Nursing Standard. 26, 34,59-59. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.04.26.34.59.c9064

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