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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

13th October, 2022

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).