The prevalence of potentially inappropriate medicines among home nursing clients is very high, a study has found, with three quarters of this group taking drugs linked to a risk of adverse events including falls and hospitalisation.
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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.
The sixth annual Be Medicinewise Week, a national awareness week promoting the safer and wiser use of medicines by all Australians will take place 22-28 August.
Aged care nurses and care staff can play a vital role in improving older people’s health literacy and ensuring safe and effective use of medicines, write Kay Price and Jo Boylan.
Experts say that medicine as a form of elder abuse remains under-recognised, but a leading geriatrician tells AAA that seeing a number of examples has brought home to her how common the problem is.
Protecting elderly during heatwaves; chronic pain more complex in women; investigating medicine use among older people; and calls for training prompted by depression research.
Researchers from Australia and Canada have won a five-year, $2.5 million grant to investigate how medicines are being used by older people, with what impacts and at what cost.
The manufacturers of two common prescription pain killers have won a reprieve against delisting, a week before the drugs were due to be withdrawn from the market due to serious safety risks.
A Brisbane-based pharmacy services provider wins an Australian Business Award for its automatic, medication-dispensing sachets.