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.

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