4Ms Medication for Non-Clinician Health System Employees

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Older adults are at greater risk for medical illness and often are prescribed medications to treat or slow the progression of illness. While taking many medications may be indicated for some older adults, there are potential risks. Medication use in older adults is a complex balance between what matters to the older adult, managing disease, and avoiding medication-related problems. More than half of older adults regularly take five or more medications including over-the-counter medications and supplements. Older adults experience more medication-related problems than younger adults.

Target Audience

This course is geared towards all non-clinician health system employees who are not engaged in direct clinical care. Once the course is complete, you will have access to a Certificate of Completion.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, which is geared towards non-clinician health system employees, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize why older adults are at greater risk for medication related harms
  • Identify medications that are highest risks for older adults
  • Define polypharmacy
  • Help older adults minimize medication related harms

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Medication Authors and Reviewers


Primary Author
Mike Koronkowski, PharmD


Contributing Author
Laurin Mack, PhD

Kim Dixon, MD
Erin Emery-Tiburcio, PhD, ABPP
Klodiana Myftari, PharmD
Michelle Newman, MPH


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