The Australian Digital Health Agency and aged care medication management specialists Webstercare have launched an e-health record initiative to improve the management of medications.
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A funded complete-cycle-of-care approach would help address the overuse on antipsychotics in aged care, writes Natalie Soulsby.
The groups representing Australia’s pharmacists and community pharmacies have backed the aged care royal commission’s calls to strengthen medication review program.
NPS Medicine Wise has updated its medication tracking app so it can be used by carers and healthcare workers who are looking after more than one person.
Benzodiazepines have limited use and should be used with caution in older people, writes Natalie Soulsby.
The peak body representing Australian pharmacists is calling for funding to test an in-house pharmacist model to improve medication safety in residential aged care in its budget submission.
Aged care medication management vendor Webstercare has recently hosted the aged care minister to discuss the challenges pharmacies face while supporting aged care residents.
A new clinical pharmacy service that uses DNA as part of a “super personalised” medication management plan will soon be available to Australian home care clients.
Altura Learning is releasing a new online course to help careworkers, registered and enrolled nurses and management understand medication management issues associated with polypharmacy.
In our next edition: Community Care Review magazine looks at trends and statistics on falls and the implications this has for those involved in the care of the elderly, as well the latest developments in fall prevention research and technology.
In the forthcoming Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we put the focus on residential aged care facilities designed to be futureproof, clinical software to support frontline care staff and hygiene and cleaning operations.
Use of analgesics and related medications is widespread in the residential aged care, according to a new study by pharmacists working in the sector.
Dementia Training Australia has released a new mobile app to assist staff involved in medication management to provide quality use of medicines for people living with dementia.
A new awareness campaign has been launched to explain the dangers of keeping expired and unwanted medicine in the home and the steps older people can take to dispose of medicines safely.