Your initial discussion post should include the following:
Identify and discuss 2-3 definitions of polypharmacy (there are multiple definitions). Your textbook can count as 1 reference. You must also include an additional reference from an evidence-based practice journal article or national guideline.
Identify three risk factors that can lead to polypharmacy. Explain the rationale for why each listed item is a risk factor. Risk factors are different than adverse drug reactions. ADRs can be a result of polypharmacy, and is important, but ADRs are not a risk factor.
Explore three action steps that a provider can take to prevent polypharmacy.
Provide an example of how your clinical preceptors have addressed polypharmacy.
Application of Course Knowledge
1. Includes more than one definition of polypharmacy
2. Includes three risk factors that can lead to polypharmacy with rationale.
3. Includes three action steps that a provider can take to prevent polypharmacy.
4. Provides an example of how the clinical preceptor has addressed polypharmacy.
Support from Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
Discussion post is supported with appropriate, scholarly sources; AND
Sources are published within the last 5 years ; AND
Reference list is provided and in-text citations match; AND
Includes a minimum of one scholarly reference in addition to the textbook
Student provides a substantive* response to at least one topic-related post of a peer; AND
Student provides a substantive response to any faculty questions asked regarding the initial student post.
Evidence from appropriate scholarly sources are included;
Submits a minimum of two posts on two different days.