The use of PRNs medications with hospitalized older adults

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The use of pro re nata (PRN) medications are a routine part of the treatment provided to most hospitalized older adults. The purpose of this article is to review the risks and benefits of using PRN medications in the acutely medically ill hospitalized older adult. After the discussion of a case study, recommendations are provided nurses and prescribers to reduce the risk of short and long term adverse consequences for the senior in the acute care hospital setting.

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