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Management of Antipsychotic Medications for Responsive Behaviour in Residential Aged Care

  •  Free
  • 1 hour
  • 1 week
  • Certificate of Completion
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This course summarises current evidence-based information regarding the introduction, management and withdrawal of antipsychotic medication use for responsive behaviour, when all other non-drug strategies have been unsuccessful.

A case study and short film snippets are used to illustrate how aged care teams are able to use specific DTA resources to implement current recommendations regarding these medications. The learner’s understanding of the program’s content is evaluated throughout using interactive activities.

The program is divided into three steps:

  • Step one: Dementia and responsive behaviours
    A brief review of dementia and responsive behaviours, and appropriate support options for a person with dementia who is experiencing responsive behaviours.
  • Step two: Optimising antipsychotic medication management of responsive behaviours
    A description of DTA medication management resources that may be used within residential aged care facilities to optimise use of antipsychotic medication management for residents experiencing responsive behaviours. A case study illustrates where medications may be useful in the care of a person with dementia who is experiencing a responsive behaviour. The step also discusses potential benefits and risks, including situations where medications are and are not appropriate.
  • Step three: Starting and stopping antipsychotic medication
    Continuing with the case study, this step describes a possible process to start, monitor and withdraw an antipsychotic medication for a responsive behaviour when all non-drug measures have been unsuccessful.

Learning outcomes

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe Responsive Behaviours and current evidence-based recommendations to support a person with dementia who is experiencing responsive behaviours
  • Utilise DTA resources to assist with the optimisation of medication management of responsive behaviours
  • Identify beneficial and detrimental effects associated with antipsychotic medications when used for responsive behaviours

Primary Learner Setting

  • Primary care
  • Residential aged care
  • Content may also be relevant to or suitable for community care and other: University VET or Research Institute

Target Learner Occupations

  • Nurses
  • GPs
  • Allied Health Professionals e.g. pharmacists
  • Aged care workers e.g. medication competent care workers

Continuing Professional Education Statement

Completion of this course provides 1 hour of professional education – a certificate of completion will be issued after satisfactory course completion which will include passing an online knowledge quiz.

Acknowledgements

Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund, funded by the Australian Government.

This eLearning program was developed by Dementia Training Australia, University of Western Australia.

The following people are specifically acknowledged for their contribution:

Resource development

  • Bronwen Wright, Medication Management Consultant, Project Pharmacist Officer, Dementia Training Australia, University of Western Australia
  • Katrina Fyfe, Manager, Dementia Training Australia, University of Western Australia
    Andrew Stafford, Director, Dementia Training Australia, University of Western Australia
  • Kate Fulford, Medication Management Consultant, Project Pharmacist Officer, Dementia Training Australia, University of Western Australia

Additional Information

Register for your preferred course date below

Registrations will close the day before the course starts

  • March 2019 5 Mar - 12 Mar, 2019Starts soon! Course ID: 54013 Register
  • April 2019 2 Apr - 9 Apr, 2019Starts soon! Course ID: 54030 Register
  • May 2019 7 May - 14 May, 2019Starts soon! Course ID: 54031 Register
  • June 2019 4 Jun - 11 Jun, 2019Starts soon! Course ID: 54032 Register
Your enrolment will appear in your DTA Profile under My Courses > Pending Enrolments. On a courses start date, the course will move into the Current Courses tab and you will receive email instructions on how to get started.

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All of DTA’s online courses are FREE.Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services fund.

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