Healthcare providers should perform a comprehensive review of patients' medication regimens, identifying any potential interactions or redundancies. Simplification is a priority to improve outcomes and reduce errors. If errors or inconsistencies are identified, further steps should be taken to avoid adverse reactions. Tapering or reducing medications may be indicated if a patient's condition has improved, stabilized, or resolved. The potential risks of pharmacotherapy may not be fully understood by patients and/or caregivers, so they may be reluctant to avoid or stop medications. Improved patient education is indicated in these cases.
Welcome to the Center for Geriatric Clinical Simulation at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—a service of the UNC School of Nursing . The purpose of the Center is to disseminate innovative, evidence-based clinical simulations involving older adults, focusing on the educational needs of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants. Simulations cover scenarios ranging from acute exacerbations of chronic conditions to sentinel events, such as falls. Select clinical simulations incorporate interdisciplinary content that facilitates communication between nurses and physicians.