Topics covered:• Review of common psychotropic medications, their clinical indicators, uses and risks..• A clear understanding of differentiating the use of a Psychotropic medication for treatment or as a chemical ‘Restraint’.• Documentation required for the use of a psychotropic medication.• An understanding of Legislation surrounding Restraint and its impact on decisions around the use of restraints and the required documentation.• Standard 8(3)(e ) ii Aged care Quality Standards – minimising the use of restraints.• Understanding the contents and role of the Supporting a Restraint free environment in Residential Aged Care tool.• Develop an awareness of alternative options to Psychotropic medications.• Assessing the effectiveness of Psychotropic medications leading to deprescribing the medication.• Using a workshop team approach to manage scenarios.Opportunities for reflection of practice:• Identify when a Psychotropic medication is being used for treatment.• Review your challenges and responses in managing situations where a resident may be at risk of harm to themselves or others.• The use of restraints in situations of emergency and legal requirements.• Understanding how to utilise a multidisciplinary team approach in supporting a restraint free environment.• How to ensure Open disclosure is incorporated into your practice in managing expectations of the family.• Assessing your practice against your Professional standards and the Quality and Safety Commissions standards.
Presented by: Kathryne Turek, Aged Care Consultant/Director, Aged Care Consulting
This webinar will run for 90 minutes. Can’t attend on the day? A recording of the session will be available to members in the Professional Education section of Member Central for 7 days following the event (please allow 2-3 working days following for events to be published).
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