Care Setting: Residential Aged Care

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Developing a management plan

Work through two case studies to develop an appropriate plan for managing a benzodiazepine and/or other sedative medication prescribed for a person living with dementia.

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Target responsive behaviours

Learn about the target responsive behaviours that benzodiazepines and other sedative medications are commonly prescribed for.

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Developing a withdrawal plan

Work through two case studies to develop an appropriate plan for withdrawing a benzodiazepine and/or other sedative medication for a person living with dementia.

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This course will explore the role that benzodiazepines and other sedatives play in supporting a person with dementia experiencing a changed behaviour. The course will highlight the risks associated with using benzodiazepines and other sedatives, discuss the situations when benzodiazepines and other sedatives may be helpful in supporting a person with dementia and, discuss the prescribing guidelines and durations of therapy in these circumstances.