Updating beers criteria
The AGS Updated Beers Criteria is not always applicable for older adults receiving hospice or palliative care.
FOLLOW-UP: The AGS Updated Beers Criteria should be used to inform clinical practice, evaluation, education, research, and policy to improve the safety and quality of medication prescribing for older adults.
These criteria include lists of medications in which the potential risks may be greater than the potential benefits for people 65 and older.
By considering this information, practitioners may be able to reduce harmful side effects caused by such medications.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(11), 2227-2246. Best practice information on care of older adults and best practices to guide non-pharmacologic intervention:
Prevalence of adverse drug events in ambulatory care: A systematic review.
Greenberg, Ph D, RN, GNP-BC, The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing Issue Number 16, Revised 2016 Editor-in-Chief: Sherry A. Greenberg, Ph D, RN, GNP-BC, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing WHY: The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2015 Updated Beers Criteria, updated and expanded from 2012, are designed to reduce older adults' drug-related problems including, but not limited to exposure to potentially inappropriate medications, drug-disease interactions, and medications that warrant extra caution in the older adult population.