Polypharmacy in Older Adult Patients

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This 1 hour and 1 minute long presentation helps the participant assess medication appropriateness for older patients, develop strategies to prescribe and discontinue medications for older patients, and apply principles of safe prescribing for older patients.


Streaming Online Video OR Audio Download

Video: Video format requires Google Chrome; each video purchase can be viewed two times within 6 months of purchase. Rewind and fast forward not available.

Audio: Each audio purchase is accessible for 2 years from the date of purchase.


After completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Assess medications for appropriateness prior to prescribing for older adults
  2. Develop strategies to prescribe/discontinue medications for older adult patients who are seen in primary care
  3. Apply principles of safe prescribing when managing older adult patients
  4. The content in all APEA review courses, CE offerings and clinical resources reflects evidence-based practice.


1.25 contact hours, 1.0 pharmacology credit


1 hour 1 minute


Reviewed and renewed October 2020; originally released April 2016


This activity is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for 1.25 contact hours and 1.0 pharmacology credits. Program ID #2016-02-11P (Video) #2016-06-08P (Audio).

Provider number: 100820.


This course is taught by Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, a nationally certified family nurse practitioner who is one of the most engaging and effective speakers in the healthcare industry.


APEA Mobile is a free app for Apple and Android devices. Purchases must be made through apea.com and will automatically be synced to your app. Content downloaded to your device from the app can be accessed at any time, even without an internet connection.

Minimum space required: Each video section may take up to 150 MB. Each audio section may take up to 90 MB.

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