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Keywords

Beers Criteria, geriatrics, older adults, opioids, pain management, pain medicine, universal precautions in pain medicine

 

Authors

  1. Davies, Pamela Stitzlein MS, ARNP, A/GNP, ACHPN-BC

Abstract

Abstract: Appropriate selection and dosing of medications is essential when prescribing for older adults. Opioids are commonly employed to treat pain but must be approached with caution due to potentially dangerous adverse reactions. This article provides strategies for safely prescribing opioids for pain in older adults.