Promoting Drug Safety in Older AdultsAschenbrenner, Diane S., MS, RNAJN The American Journal of Nursing: July 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 7 - p 23–24 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000541430.74336.7b Drug Watch Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics The Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults is an evidence-based list of medications generally considered inappropriate for use in older patients. The list can be used in any health care setting and for all patients except those in hospice or palliative care. Nurses should consult the Beers criteria as a starting point when evaluating the appropriateness of a patient's drug therapy. Some patients may need treatment with a medication despite its presence on the list. Diane S. Aschenbrenner is an assistant professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She also coordinates Drug Watch: email@example.com. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.