Monday, 5 November 2012

Guiding principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities : 2012

The aim of the revised Guiding Principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities : 2012 is to promote safe, quality use of medicines and appropriate medication management in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). It is intended to assist RACFs to develop, implement and evaluate locally specific policies and procedures, support those involved in assisting residents, and support residents in the medication management process.

The Guiding Principles are based on best available evidence and are intended to be applicable to all residential settings. Their application must take into account relevant national, state and territory legislation and regulation, profession-specific licensing, guidelines and standards, and aged care accreditation standards and requirements.

Ministerial press release

1 comment:

Alexander said...

With the aging of Australia's population and the projected growth to the aged care industry, such a process of continual review and reform is important to provide the best care outcomes. Retraining existing aged care workers and building these guidelines into future care courses is so important for creating a better system in the future.

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