F.A. Davis Company
The features you find here complement and enhance the use of Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 6th Edition, Davis's Electronic Drug Guide, and the Nurse's Med Deck, 6th Edition.
Medication Information Line for the Elderly
The Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba have set up a line to answer questions about medications.
Medication Misuse Among Older Adults
Ohio State University Extension, Senior Series. SS-128-97.
Why Older People Are at Risk for Medication Problems
Ohio State University Extension, Senior Series. SS-127-97.
The MEDS Program
A consultation program that utilizes the skills of a geriatric trained pharmacist to evaluate the medication regimens of clients. Includes access to the senior care pharmacy mailing list.
Questioning The Use Of Drugs In Nursing Homes
Discussion of a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, which indicates that patient behavior in the nursing home setting isn't significantly affected when drug therapy is halted. Dr. Dean, HealthCentral.
Drugs In Elderly
Two nurses discuss analgesic use in the elderly.
The American Nursing Association's position statement on polypharmacy in the older adult.
Medication Education for Seniors
Books and pamphlets advocating safe and effective use of necessary medications.
A program in Durham County that helps older adults with limited incomes purchase medications and coordinates with their healthcare providers to ensure effective and affordable medications for them.
Assessment of Medication Use in the Elderly
Reducing the risk of polymedicine can easily be accomplished with a complete drug history.
Should Medicare Cover Prescription Drugs?
Full-text article provided by the National Center for Policy Analysis.
National Institute On Aging Age Page: Medicines: Use Them Safely
Tips on effective use of medications in the elderly.
Nutritional Supplements Misuse Among Older Adults
Ohio State University Extension, Senior Series. SS-126-97.
The origins of the Medpage Directory is based on the