Appropriate medication use in aged residential care

8 May 2020 | Aged Residential Care

This report and presentation summarising key findings, focuses on optimising the use of the following medicines in aged residential care:

  • antibiotics for urinary tract infection to ensure appropriate antimicrobial prescribing
  • antipsychotics for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (excluding antipsychotic use in those older people with other mental health conditions)
  • fentanyl for chronic pain (excluding its use in end-of-life care).

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