Elderly patients should be cautioned to not become another statistic of “Polypharmacy”! The facts are staggering and the affects can be deadly!
Taking multiple medications leads to greater health care cost, increased risk of ADRs, and medication non-adherence in elderly patients. However, nurses can serve as extremely important checkpoints. By taking the proper steps and precautions, nurses can catch early signs to prevent elderly patience from becoming dependent on multiple medications. Get the facts to protect yourself, your patients and loved ones.
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