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residential aged care


Embed pharmacists in all healthcare settings providing care for older Australians, says the SHPA The Society of Hospital Pharmacists has reiterated the need for dedicated, embedded Geriatric Medicine Pharmacist roles …

Aged care residents with type 2 diabetes are potentially being overtreated – or missing out on treatment altogether A new international study led by Monash’s Centre for Medicine Use and …

Some key final reports were issued this week, and more COVID-19 news In COVID-19 news, the TGA said it is set to start publishing weekly reports on adverse events related …

The Pharmacy Guild says it looks forward to working with the Government on implementing aged care reforms The final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety …

The Final Report into the aged care sector makes several recommendations about the involvement of pharmacists, including medication management reviews The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care …

Clear patient safety measures have emerged from the later stages of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which SHPA says are aligned with its recommendations The inclusion …

As the final hearing into the aged care sector takes place, stakeholders are calling for change – with one group calling for nothing less than a complete overhaul of the …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Safety of pharmacologic interventions for neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia A systematic review and network meta-analysis of 209 studies explored …

A consumer group is complaining that the general public has not had adequate input into the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement The Consumers Health Forum says that it is “disappointed” that …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Effect of Antihypertensive Medication Reduction vs Usual Care on Short-term Blood Pressure Control in Patients With Hypertension Aged 80 Years and …

Residents in an aged care study had been on antipsychotics equivalent to more than 80% of the time they had been living in care… and medicines reviews weren’t helping Researchers …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Impact of Medication Regimen Simplification on Medication Administration Times and Health Outcomes in Residential Aged Care This 12 month …