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residential aged care


Investment in a community pharmacy initiative would help ensure priority access to palliative medicines and personal care supplies after hours, one group says As part of its 2024-5 pre-Budget submission, …

A pharmacist had no experience with residential aged care facilities, and received no training in supplying them, when he suddenly had to manage a 450-patient-per-week DAA contract – with insufficient …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists and atrial fibrillation A meta-analysis of seven trials showed that the efficacy of MRAs, as compared with placebo, …

Can hospital inpatients discharged to a residential aged care facility take their medicines in a simpler way? One study suggests that it does A group of South Australian researchers, led …

When the family of an aged care facility resident complained about their increased pharmacy bill, the investigation led to a nurse being reprimanded The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has …

How can pharmacists improve the use of antipsychotics and other medicines, particularly mirtazapine, in residential aged care? This is part two of a focus on the use of antipsychotics and …

Unsafe medication practices at a residential aged care facility were “significant,” a coroner says in findings into an elderly woman’s death The 81-year-old Queensland woman had several health conditions, including …

There is a 60 day dispensing reality disconnect in residential aged care, says Gerard Stevens Politics might be the contest of ideas, but sometimes trenchant positions lead to tunnel vision …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Menopausal hormone therapy and dementia A case control study conducted with more than 60,000 women aged 50 to 60 …

Public consultation is now open regarding draft performance outcomes for pharmacists providing medicines reviews in aged care The Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) has announced that stakeholders can now provide their …

There was a sharp contrast between confidence in the pharmacy sector late last year, and the reality mid-2023, as our headlines showed this week The University of Technology Sydney Pharmacy …

The Accreditation Standards for the credentialling of onsite aged care pharmacists and those conducting Medication Management Reviews have now been approved The Australian Pharmacy Council has said in a statement …