Pharmacy Website
Clinic Website
TabletWise.com TabletWise.com
 

Medications and the Elderly

What you need to know about making prescription medications safe for older persons

Medications and the Elderly

What you need to know about making prescription medications safe for older persons
129
Views
40:27
Share the link to this class
Copied

Are you or someone you care about taking a lot of prescription medications?  Do you sometimes wonder how safe this is? Are you a baby boomer wanting to stay healthy as you age?  Do you care for older persons, as a nurse, personal support worker or other health care professional?

This course will help you to understand the issues surrounding medication safety and give you the knowledge and resources to help the elderly, and/or yourself, to get the best results possible from prescription drugs.  

In this course you will learn:

  1. Why medication safety matters to the elderly (or anyone else, for that matter)
  2. How physiological changes of aging can affect medication safety
  3. Barriers to medication safety and how to overcome them
  4. Actions we can take to promote safe medication use
  5. Lifestyle changes that can reduce the need for prescription drugs
  6. Ways to make the most of a doctor's appointment
  7. and important questions to ask your doctor and/or pharmacist

By the end of this course, you will:

  1. Have the information you need to make informed choices about your own, or an elder's you care for, prescription medications
  2. Understand why the elderly have unique issues with prescription medication safety
  3. Gain some tools and strategies to increase medication safety and optimize wellness
Who this course is for:
  1. Older persons who want to become knowledgable health care consumers and take medications safely
  2. Baby boomers wanting to optimize their wellbeing as they age
  3. People who care for and/or about an elderly person who takes medications
  4. Health care professionals who work with the elderly
  5. Anyone interested in medication safety

About the instructors

Carol Casey

Share the instructor profile
Copied

Carol works as a community nurse and has degrees in Gerontology and Adult Education.  She is passionate about learning, health and personal growth.  She lives with her husband in Blyth, Ontario amid hundreds of books and a beautiful garden.  She is the proprietor of Learn for Life, an internet resource for learning and personal/professional deveolpment.  Her other interests include writing poetry and spoiling her two beautiful grandsons.  

Featured Classes

Trending Classes

Start your free trial to take this class
Start your one week free trial to view everything on TabletWise
   The video is currently being processed.
   An error occurred while uploading the video. Please upload another video.
   Please upload the required file.
2
Saves
129
Views
This class has not been saved

Sign Up