Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy 

This course presents a working definition of polypharmacy and identifies all of the inherent challenges that are part of providing care in spite of it. It explores not only what polypharmacy is, but how and why it happens. Populations who are most at risk are identified, and the consequences of polypharmacy are discussed. Finally, methods to minimize the negative effects of polypharmacy are taught.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-P

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-P
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Define polypharmacy.
Identify healthcare challenges that lead to polypharmacy.
Recognize populations that are at risk for polypharmacy
Cite the consequences of polypharmacy, especially for special populations.
Describe methods to minimize the negative effects of polypharmacy.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: What is Polypharmacy? A. Meet Meme B. Adverse Drug Events C. Defining Polypharmacy D. Drug Categories E. Review F. Summary Section 3: How Does Polypharmacy Happen? A. It Happens B. Review C. Summary Section 4: Who is at Risk? A. Attributes B. Individual Characteristics C. Low Health Literacy D. Impairment E. External Transfer F. Review G. Summary Section 5: Consequences of Polypharmacy A. Consequences B. Regulatory Requirements C. Your Role D. Review E. Summary Section 6: Minimizing the Effects A. Medication Reconciliation B. The Process C. Reducing the Risk D. Reviewing Medications E. Guidelines for Practice F. Review G. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
F Tags:
F755, F757, F759, F760
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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