1. Provide a summary of what has been written regarding the topic of polypharmacy in older adults.
2. Explain how the problem impacts geriatric clients including 2 risk factors or problems associated with polypharmacy and the consequences of using several drug therapies on the body i.e. liver or kidney function
3. Address the key components of a nursing assessment of medication reconciliation including using evidence-based guidelines such as the BEERS criteria. See below or attachments on Moodle page under week 4.
4. How can the geriatric nurse help to advocate and improve the care of older adults as it relates to polypharmacy including nursing interventions or teaching and education using evidence-based research.