NP: Teamwork is needed for elderly on multiple drugs

01/6/2010 | Midland Reporter-Telegram (Texas)

Keeping elderly patients on multiple medications safe from dangerous drug interactions requires communication and a teamwork approach between patients, providers and even pharmacies, according to nurse practitioner Dorothy Greene Jackson, an assistant nursing professor at Texas Tech University. "Often older people see more than one doctor. Oftentimes, no one knows what the other one is doing. One key to preventing problems is communication," she said.

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