Journal Article

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

Lord-Adem W, Brandt NJ. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 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.