Optimising medication management for BPSD project
WA DTSC is developing and piloting a suite of resources for its Optimising medication management for Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in residential aged care facilities project.
The project is informed by earlier work that identified a need for resources that raise awareness of existing evidence-based guidelines for optimal medication management of BPSD.
A recent national questionnaire validated plans to develop the resources including a flow chart, reference cards and reminder stickers, to specifically address optimal use of anti-psychotic medication in the management of BPSD.
Questionnaire respondents had the opportunity to enter into a draw for a $250 Coles/Myer voucher, which was won by Kym Chivers, a registered nurse and the Manager of Quality, Safety and Compliance for Hall & Prior Nursing Homes in Perth, Western Australia. WA DTSC congratulates Kym who took time out of her schedule to collect her prize and meet with the WA DTSC team.
Photo (from left): Bronwen McKay (DTSC Project Officer), Dr Andrew Stafford (WA DTSC Director), Kym Chivers (Prize-winner)
The Optimising medication management resources will soon be piloted in four states before being distributed more widely. For more information contact WA DTSC