Geriatric Poisonings (v2)

Course overview

Increased medical resources, new and improving pharmaceuticals, and an expanding elderly population mean EMS professionals have a greater opportunity to respond to a geriatric patient experiencing adverse affects from medications.

Knowing how to evaluate the scene, as well as understanding the psychological and physiological changes of aging and the interactions of medications, will provide a solid foundation for dealing with a geriatric patient who is experiencing an overdose, whether accidental or intentional.

Featuring Lisa L Booze, Pharm.D., CSPI Clinical Coordinator Maryland Poison Center University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Baltimore, Maryland.