Appropriate medication use in aged residential care: Optimising the use of antibiotics, antipsychotics and fentanyl | Ngā rongoā tika mā ngā kaumātua/kuia: Kia tika te whāngai atu o ngā rongoā paturopi
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).