Think of Beers Criteria as a "Warning Light" Rather Than a "Stop Sign"

You'll see renewed focus on appropriate med use in patients 65 and older...due to new Beers Criteria from the American Geriatrics Society.

Continue to think of these guidelines as a "warning light" to be cautious with certain meds...NOT a "stop sign" to always avoid them.

PPIs are new to the list. Discourage using PPIs for over 8 weeks without a good reason, such as chronic oral steroid use. Explain PPIs are linked to a higher risk of C. difficile, fractures, pneumonia, etc.

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