Your initial discussion post should include the following:
Identify and discuss 2-3 definitions of polypharmacy (there are multiple definitions). Your textbook can count as 1 reference. You must also include an additional reference from an evidence-based practice journal article or national guideline.
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 poly-pharmacy, and is important, but ADRs are not a risk factor.
Explore three action steps that a provider can take to prevent poly-pharmacy.
Provide an example of how your clinical preceptors have addressed poly-pharmacy.