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residential aged care


Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Prescribing of diabetes medications to people with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease Analysis of Australia GP prescribing …

Can embedded pharmacists increase influenza vaccination rates in residential aged care homes? A pilot study in the ACT has looked at whether pharmacists embedded into established teams within residential aged …

Following the commencement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, one key stakeholder has spoken of “extreme” concern over chemical restraint Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner Ms Janet Anderson …

Dementia Australia has slammed the misuse of antipsychotic drugs and restraints in nursing homes following new reports In September 2018, the ABC’s Four Corners program reported on failings of the …

Several stakeholders have expressed concern about a newly documented rise in opioid use The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, released on Tuesday, found that between 2013–14 and 2016–17 the …

The Royal Commission into aged care has included medication management in its terms of reference, a move welcomed by the PSA The Commissioners, Justice Joseph McGrath and Ms Lynelle Briggs …

It’s been a mixed bag of news in the pharmacy sector this week, as discussion of the aged care sector continues, hospital pharmacy was under the spotlight and a focus …

Karalyn Huxhagen unpicks the ways in which pharmacists should be utilised in residential aged care… with appropriate remuneration The recent announcement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care facilities is …

The Guild supports pharmacists in addressing abuse of older Australians, says its executive director Writing in this week’s edition of Forefront, David Quilty has highlighted the role pharmacists play in …

Pharmacists have created a tool to help diagnose problematic aspects of organisational culture that contribute to psychotropic prescribing in aged care While the ABC’s Four Corners reveals the second part …

It’s been a busy week in community pharmacy, with Ramsay Health and residential aged care under the spotlight First, there was regulatory news: Health Minister Greg Hunt announced changes to …

The Pharmacy Guild has weighed in to the scrutiny of the aged care sector, highlighting the importance of practising to pharmacists’ full scope of practice Earlier this week Prime Minister …