High risk medications in care homes: a retrospective analysis of administration error
- At: Glasgow (Scotland) (2018)
- Type: Poster
- By: AL-HAMADANI, Fadya (Cardiff University, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff, United Kingdom)
- Co-author(s): Fadya Al-Hamadani* (1), Efthymia Mantzourani (1), Mark Gumbleton (1), Delyth James (2), Mathew Smith
1) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, 2) School of Sport & Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Residents of care homes are particularly at risk of medicines related harm due to complex pathologies and polypharmacy. The American Geriatric Society produces Beers Criteria, a list of medications that are potentially inappropriate in older adults as they pose an unwanted risk of medicines related harm.
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