Using Beers Criteria to Avoid Inappropriate Prescribing for Older Adults

Using Beers Criteria to Avoid Inappropriate Prescribing for Older Adults

Identification: MSNJ2107
Issue: March-April 2021
Volume: Vol. 30/No. 2
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 04/30/2023
  • 1.30 - CH
  • 0.75 - Rx


Learning Outcome:
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to discuss how the AGS Beers Criteria 2019 can be used by nurses working in different healthcare settings to avoid potentially inappropriate medications (PIMS) prescribing among older adults.

Contact hours available until 4/30/23.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online NCPD evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:

This educational activity 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 Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.



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Expired On: Apr 30, 2023

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Olivia Preston
6/22/21 2:05 pm

great information

Olivia Preston
6/22/21 2:06 pm

great information

Lisa Grave
7/24/21 12:35 am

good information to be aware of.

Lucille Carmeli Lorea
8/18/21 12:49 am


Charito Moya
8/18/21 11:28 am

Very informative, helpful guide for bedside nurses in their care especially to the elderly population.

Rosmin Abdullah
11/26/21 2:54 pm

Good article - a very useful guide especially with the main purpose to improve the quality of care to the geriatric population.

Elaine Spurlock
11/30/21 9:58 pm

very dense but necessary, it can make a difference between a geriatric patient discharging back home or going to a rehab facility due to complications while hospitalized

Sandra Slonosky
8/22/22 7:28 pm

great article

Adeline Crain
2/6/23 4:29 am

Very informative, very necessary to improve the quality of care with our growing geriatric population.

Van Bellew
2/12/23 5:27 pm

Excellent article and a good refresher on the fragility and advocacy for our geriatric population in the acute setting.

Danielle Joslin
3/16/23 7:34 pm

Beers... START.... STOPP... all good information