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Antihistamines Review the American Geriatrics Society. (2012). American Geriatrics Society updated Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults. Retrieved from http://www.americangeriatrics.org/files/documents/beers/2012BeersCriteria_JAGS.pdf 1) Describe over-the-counter drug Antihistamines and the types/varieties that are available at local drugstores. 2) Explain the ingredients in each type/variety, including additional active ingredients. 3) Explain the key information that you need to know about this OTC drug to make safe and effective clinical decisions when prescribing to elderly patients. 4) Include potential interactions in frail elders and describe any precautions related to the drug based on Beers Criteria. 5) Explain how you would educate elders about OTC anti-histamines. Also please use any of these resources for this PowerPoint: • Flaherty, E., & Resnick, B. (Eds.). (2014). Geriatric nursing review syllabus: A core curriculum in advanced practice geriatric nursing (4th ed.). New York, NY: American Geriatrics Society. Chapter 11, “Pharmacotherapy” (pp. 81–89) • Holroyd-Leduc, J., & Reddy, M. (Eds.). (2012). Evidence-based geriatric medicine: A practical clinical guide. Hoboken, NJ: Blackwell Publishing. Chapter 3, “Simplifying the Pillbox: Drugs and Aging” (pp. 25–42) • American Geriatrics Society. (2012). American Geriatrics Society updated Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults. Retrieved from http://www.americangeriatrics.org/files/documents/beers/2012BeersCriteria_JAGS.pdf • Budnitz, D., Lovegrove, M., Shehab, N., & Richards, C. (2011). Emergency hospitalizations for adverse drug events in older Americans. The New England Journal of Medicine, 365(21), 2002–2012. • Hines, L., & Murphy, J. (2011). Potentially harmful drug-drug interactions in the elderly: A review. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, 9(6), 364–377.]]>

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