Medicines optimisation in care homes essential skills

Course description:

The aim of this workshop is to support clinical pharmacy professionals working in primary care to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence that are needed to implement strategies to optimise medicines use for people living in care homes.

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • work with local health and social care providers to improve outcomes for older people living in care homes
  • prioritise care homes residents for structured medication review
  • undertake person-centred structured medication reviews
  • advise on the appropriateness of low-dose antipsychotics for people with dementia
  • assess the safety and clinical appropriateness of medicines in frail older people
  • deal appropriately with a request to crush tablets in those with swallowing difficulties.

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