The purpose of student discussions is to provide the opportunity for deeper understanding of polypharmacy
Activity Learning Outcomes
Through this discussion, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
- Summarize the different polypharmacy definitions found within the literature. (WO1.5) (CO1)
- Discuss polypharmacy risk factors (WO1.5) (CO1)
- Explain thee actions steps for polypharmacy prevention (WO1.5) (CO1, 7)
The initial posting to the graded collaborative discussions is due by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT.
Peer responses and responses to faculty must be posted prior to the week deadline of Sunday 11:59 MT.
A 10% late penalty will be imposed for discussions posted after the deadline on Wednesday, regardless of the number of days late. NOTHING will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on Sunday (i.e. student will receive an automatic 0).
Total Points Possible:
Your initial discussion post should include the following:
- Identify and discuss 2-3 definitions of polypharmacy (there are multiple definitions). Your textbook can count as 1 reference. You must also include an additional reference from an evidence–based practice journal article or national guideline.
- Identify three risk factors that can lead to polypharmacy. Explain the rationale for why each listed item is a risk factor. Risk factors are different than adverse drug reactions. ADRs can be a result of polypharmacy, and is important, but ADRs are not a risk factor.
- Explore three action steps that a provider can take to prevent polypharmacy.
- Provide an example of how your clinical preceptors have addressed polypharmacy.
Week 1: Discussion Board – Polypharmacy
Polypharmacy has numerous definitions; it’s a phrase used for describing if an individual takes way too many medications for starters given disease procedure. Based on Mortazavi et al., 2016 polypharmacy describes issues related to many drug ingestion and start using. You will find numerous signifying for polypharmacy including unneeded drug use and utilizing medicines with no indication or explanation (Mortazavi et al., 2016).
For individuals that take several drugs it’s crucial for the provider to inform on the risk factors which can result in polypharmacy. A risk factor which is related with polypharmacy is individuals who self medicate. The issue with self medication…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5.