Medication Management

Resources for medication assessment and reconciliation for older adults in the ED.

5 medication management resources
  • Blog

    10 Practical Tips for a Best Possible Medication History

    Wenya Miao, BScPhm, PharmD, ACPR and Chris Fan-Lun (BScPhm, ACPR, BCGP

    Pharmacists from Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto share how to obtain a best possible medication history (BPMH) in the ED and provide an example script to follow.

  • Blog

    A Pharmacist’s Role in the Senior-friendly ED

    Don Melady

    An interview with two senior-friendly pharmacists highlighting the important role of medication reconciliation for older ED patients and the benefits of involving a pharmacist in the ED team.

  • Blog

    Pain Management for Older Adults Who Can be Discharged from the Emergency Department

    Michael L. Malone, MD and Adam Perry, MD, and Rebecca Weeks BSN, MSN

    The Geriatric Emergency Department Newsletter is the precursor to the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine. Here, the issues to consider before prescribing pain medication to older adults as well as ensuring a smooth transition of care are discussed.

  • Blog

    Treatment of Older Adults in the Emergency Department with Moderate to Severe Pain

    Michael L. Malone, MD and Adam Perry, MD, and Rebecca Weeks BSN, MSN

    The Geriatric Emergency Department Newsletter is the precursor to the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine. This issue discusses the challenges strategies for treating older adults with moderate to severe pain in the emergency department.

  • Publication

    Analgesic prescribing trends in a national sample of older veterans with osteoarthritis: 2012-2017

    Trentalange M, Runels T, Bean A, Kerns RD, Bair MJ, Brody A, Brandt CA, Hwang U

    This paper explores trends in VA outpatient analgesic use since the initiation of the opioid safety initiative. Opioid use sharply declined while increasing the use of non-opioid analgesics, especially acetaminophen.

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