This evidence-based resource suite is designed to assist health professionals or support staff involved in the introduction, management and withdrawal of antipsychotic medication use for responsive behaviour.
The resource suite contains:
- Poster – Summary of suggested steps to support a person with new responsive behaviour and considerations when starting, monitoring and withdrawing antipsychotic medications for a responsive behaviour. Suitable to place in the nurse’s station or on the treatment room wall
- Quick Reference Cards (set of 5):
Optimising medication management for responsive behaviour
Detailed evidence-based suggestions to manage responsive behaviour, and to start, monitor and withdraw antipsychotic medications for an unresolved responsive behaviour. Keep close at hand e.g. attached to a medication trolley.
- Reminder Stickers – Use in resident’s notes and/or communication book to remind staff when prescribed antipsychotic medications for a responsive behaviour were started and when a review is due for effectiveness and/or withdrawal.
This is a self-print resource – click the download links and follow recommended print instructions
Download the POSTER file – Recommend print A3 paper; laminate for easy cleaning
Download SELF PRINT QUICK REFERENCE CARDS file – Recommend print A4 paper, follow instructions to cut out and laminate as cards
Download STICKERS file – Set up to use Avery L7157 labels on A4 sheet
BPSD Quick Reference Cards
- Asset Type Print Materials
- Learning Pathway Implementation
- Topic Areas Responsive Behaviours, Medication Management
- Target Audience Residential Aged Care
- Target Occupations Medical & Pharmacy, Nursing, General Practitioner, Pharmacist
- Target Populations Anyone with Dementia
- Knowledge Translation Doing