1. Identify and discuss 3 definitions of polypharmacy (there are multiple definitions).
2. Identify three risk factors that can lead to polypharmacy. Explain the rationale for why each listed item is a risk factor. Risk factors are different than adverse drug reactions. ADRs can be a result of polypharmacy and is
important, but ADRs are not a risk factor.
3. Explore three action steps that a provider can take to prevent polypharmacy.
5. Substantive post (3-5 sentences) which adds new content or insights to the subject matter above.
**Provide 2 references AND in-text citations (within the last 5 years) in APA format for each question. (May use the same references for all questions). You may use the textbook. The second reference must be a scholarly source
Dunphy, L. M., Winland-Brown, J. E., Porter, B.O. & Thomas, D. J. (2019). Primary Care-The art and science of
advanced practice nursing-An interprofessional approach. (5th ed.). F.A. Davis Company.
Kennedy-Malone, L., Plank, L. M., & Duffy, E. G. (2019). Advanced practice nursing in the care of older adults
(2nd ed.).F.A. Davis Company.
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