Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Is A Frequent Practice In Health Care. How Does Age Affect Drug Absorption, Metabolization And Excretion?

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

After studying Module 4: Lecture Materials & Resources, discuss the following:

  • Therapeutic drug monitoring is a frequent practice in health care. How does age affect drug absorption, metabolization and excretion?
  • The use of salt substitutes can cause hyperkalemia in older adults when use in conjunction with what types of drugs?
  • Describe how you would prevent and evaluate risk factors for medication nonadherence in older adults?

Submission Instructions:

  • Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources.

Gerontology & Diagnostic Studies & Pharmacologic Management

Read and watch the lecture resources & materials below early in the week to help you respond to the discussion questions and to complete your assignment(s).

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Watch

Health Care in Danger: Why medical ethics matters (Part 2/3) (2:13)
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). (2014, May 8). Health Care in Danger: Why medical ethics matters (Part 2/3) [Video]. YouTube.Health Care in Danger: Why medical ethics matters (Part 2/3) (Links to an external site.)

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