Launch Module

To Obtain Credit

Method of Participation

This material is self-directed online training. You may stop and return at any time. You must be logged in to obtain credit.

Review the learning material in its entirety. Your progress through the module is tracked.

In order to obtain credit:

  • Complete the knowledge assessment (ungraded).
  • Complete the interactive case studies within the course.
  • Review each block of material – your progress is tracked.
  • Pass the knowledge check with a score of 80% or more.
  • Complete the course evaluation (you will be redirected to this on course completion).

Recommended Readings

  • Pharmacologic Issues in Geriatric Emergency Medicine – Blanda, Michelle P. Elsevier Saunders – View Article
  •  American Geriatrics Society 2019 Updated AGS Beers Criteria ® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults – J Am Geriatr Soc 2019;67(4)674-694 – View Article
  • STOPPFrail (Screening Tool of Older Persons Prescriptions in Frail adults with limited life expectancy): consensus validation. Lavan AH et al. – Age Aging 2017 Jul;46(4):600-607. – View Article
  • Potentially Inappropriate Medication Prescriptions for Older Adults with Painful Conditions and Association with Return Emergency Department Visits – Chukulebe S, Kim H, McCarthy D, Courtney M et al. Journ of the Am Ger Soc 2019;67(4):719-725. – View Article
  • Prescribing to Older ED Patients, Terrell KM et al. – American Journal of Emergency Medicine Volume 24, Issue 4; pg. 468-478, July 2006 – View Article
  • Potentially inappropriate medication utilization in the emergency department visits by older adults: analysis from a nationally representative sample. Meurer WJ, Potti TA, Kerber KA, Sasson C, Macy ML, West BT, Losman ED. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Mar;17(3):231-7. – View Article
  • Medication-related hospital admissions and readmissions in older patients: an overview of literature – Linkens A, Milosevic V, van der Kuy P, Damen-Hendriks V et al. 2020 May; 42: 1243-1251. – View Article
  • STOPP/START criteria for potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people: version 2 – O’Mahony D, O’Sullivan D, Byrne S, O’Connor MN, et al. 2015 Mar; 44(2): 213-218. – View Article
  • Enhancing Quality of Prescribing Practices for older veterans discharged from the Emergency Department (EQUiPPED): preliminary results from enhancing quality of prescribing practices for older veterans discharged from the emergency department, a novel multicomponent interdisciplinary quality improvement initiative – Stevens MB, Hastings SN, Powers J, et al. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 May;63(5):1025–9 – View Article