Appropriate use of benzodiazepines and other sedatives
Certificate of Completion
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.
Suitable for people working in:
Residential Care, Primary Care, Community Care
DTA currently uses different terms for behaviour. We will be progressively moving to the term Changed Behaviour in all our content.
By completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the role of benzodiazepines and other sedatives in supporting a person with dementia experiencing a changed behaviour.
- Recognise the risks and common adverse effects that benzodiazepines and other sedatives carry when used in people with dementia.
- Identify target changed behaviours.
- Develop an appropriate management plan.
- Develop an appropriate withdrawal plan.
In this course, you will complete the following modules:
Continuing Professional Development
Completion of this course provides 4 hours of continuing professional development. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion.
Benefits of learning with DTA
Increase your knowledge of dementia
Ongoing access to review course content
Real life examples to help you put knowledge into practice
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Certificate of Completion
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Continued professional development
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|Published:||30 Mar 2021|
|Updated:||25 Jul 2023|