This session focuses on adverse effects and inappropriate use of medications related to the care of older adults, including perceived psychological and behavioral issues. Guidelines addressing the safety of prescribing medications under the Beers criteria are addressed.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information
Contact hours available until 9/29/21.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Conferences Committee Disclosures: There are no disclosures to declare.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or corporate sponsorship was received.
Accreditation Statement: This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will understand the Beers Criteria and how to use it in a clinical setting, identify medications to avoid in the geriatric population, and discuss appropriate use of psychotropic medications in managing agitation in the geriatric population.