Tips for Deprescribing in the Nursing Home

Nursing home residents are at increased risk of adverse drug reactions, falls, hospitalization, and mortality due to polypharmacy. It can be a challenge, however, to know when, how, and which medications to discontinue. In order to help guide clinicians with the deprescribing process, the authors of an article published in Annals of Long-Term Care provide a tip sheet that includes a detailed step-by-step guide on how to safely deprescribe, as well as accompanying tables to help clinicians identify medications that may be potentially harmful or contribute to polypharmacy.

Link to Annals of Long-Term Care (10/2017)