POWER-PAK C.E. - Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians


Medication Safety: Preventing Medication Errors in Older Adults

1. Which of the following statements about medication errors in older adults is false?

2. All of the following factors put older adults at greater risk for experiencing ADEs compared to the general population except:

3. All of the following effects of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes are associated with aging except:

4. How is polypharmacy most commonly defined in the literature?

5. Older adults often have multiple morbidities and take multiple medications to manage them. All of the following statements are true except:

6. The Lown Institute has recently issued a national action plan to address medication overload. They cite all of the following factors as contributors to medication overload except:

7. Which of the following are tools are used to help with appropriate prescribing in older adults?

8. The MAI, the AGS Beers Criteria and Screening Tool of Older Person's Prescriptions/Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to Right Treatment (STOPP/START) criteria are all used to assess prescribing. Which statement about these tools and their use is not correct?

9. Which of the following strategies can be employed by pharmacists to help prevent medication errors in older adults?

10. Strategies that address factors contributing to medication errors can help reduce the risk older adults may experience ADEs. An analysis of paid pharmacist liability claims showed all of the following as factors as contributors to medication errors except:

Evaluation Questions

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12. To what extent did the program meet objective #2?

13. To what extent did the program meet objective #3?

14. To what extent did the program meet objective #4?

15. To what extent did the program meet objective #5?

16. Rate the effectiveness of how well the program related to your educational needs:

17. Rate how well the active learning strategies (questions, cases, discussions) were appropriate and effective learning tools:

18. Rate the quality of the faculty:

19. Rate the effectiveness and the overall usefulness of the material presented:

20. Rate the appropriateness of the examination for this activity:

21. Rate the effectiveness of how well the activity related to your practice needs:

22. Rate the effectiveness of how well the activity will help you improve patient care:

23. Will the information presented cause you to change your practice?

24. Are you committed to making these changes?

25. As a result of this activity, did you learn something new?

26. What is your practice setting or area of practice?

27. How many years have you been in practice?


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