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Clinical alerts to decrease high-risk medication use in older adults.

Lord-Adem W, Brandt NJ. Clinical Alerts to Decrease High-Risk Medication Use in Older Adults. J Gerontol Nurs. 2017;43(7). doi:10.3928/00989134-20170614-04.

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August 2, 2017
Lord-Adem W, Brandt NJ. J Gerontol Nurs. 2017;43.

High-alert medications are associated with adverse drug events and patient harm. Information technologies such as clinical alert systems can help with medication management. This commentary discusses how alerting systems can improve prescribing of high-alert medications and reviews factors that institutions should consider to successfully implement such systems.

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Lord-Adem W, Brandt NJ. Clinical Alerts to Decrease High-Risk Medication Use in Older Adults. J Gerontol Nurs. 2017;43(7). doi:10.3928/00989134-20170614-04.