Clinical Pharmacology in the Geriatric Patient

Clinical Pharmacology in the Geriatric Patient Hilmer, S. N., McLachlan, A. J., & Le Couteur, D. G. (2007). Clinical pharmacology in the geriatric patient. Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology, 21(3), 217–230.
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Clinical Pharmacology in the Geriatric Patient
Clinical Pharmacology in the Geriatric Patient

This article explores issues that health care providers consider when prescribing drug treatment to geriatric patients. It also examines the role of polypharmacy in adverse drug reactions and the importance of managing patient response to drug treatment.
Scott, S. A. (2011). Personalizing medicine with clinical pharmacogenetics. Genetics in Medicine, 13(12), 987–995. Retrieved from
This article examines pharmacogenetic testing in relation to personalized drug therapy plans and explores evidence-based guidelines and recommendations on pharmacogenetic testing. (2012). Retrieved August 22, 2012, from
This website presents a comprehensive review of prescription and over-the-counter drugs including information on common uses and potential side effects. It also provides updates relating to new drugs on the market, support from health professionals, and a drug-drug interactions checker.
Required Media
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012). Introduction to advanced pharmacology. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 8 minutes.
In this media presentation, Dr. Terry Buttaro, Associate Professor of Practice at Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences, discusses the importance of pharmacology for the advanced practice nurse.
The following document provides credit for Laureate-produced media within this course:
Credits (PDF)
Optional Resources
The following resources are highly recommended for your professional library. You are encouraged to review these resources each week.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Retrieved August 22, 2012, from
Haymarket Media, Inc. (2012). Retrieved from
Institute for Safe Medication Practices. (2012). Retrieved from
WebMD. (2012). Medscape. Retrieved from

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