Think of Beers Criteria as a "Warning Light" Rather Than a "Stop Sign"
You'll see renewed focus on appropriate med use in patients over age 65...due to a few new twists in the updated Beers Criteria.
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.