Online dementia course

Management of antipsychotic medications for responsive behaviour in residential aged care

1 hour

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Learn how to create an evidence-based plan to support the optimisation of antipsychotic medication management for responsive behaviours, in your workplace.

Suitable for people working in:

Respite Care , Residential Care

management of antipsychotic medications

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe Responsive Behaviours and current evidence-based recommendations to support a person with dementia who is experiencing responsive behaviours
  • Utilise DTA resources to assist with the optimisation of medication management of responsive behaviours
  • Identify beneficial and detrimental effects associated with antipsychotic medications when used for responsive behaviours
  • Introduce a set of Dementia Training Australia (DTA) resources that may help when managing antipsychotic medications for responsive behaviours
  • Use a case study to suggest how to use the resources

  • Provide information regarding current recommendations for antipsychotic medication use for responsive behaviours when all other non-drug strategies have been unsuccessful
  • Be able to identify beneficial and detrimental effects associated with antipsychotic medications when used for responsive behaviours
  • Be able to contribute to the review and monitoring process once a person is commenced on antipsychotic medications

In this course, you will complete the following modules:

MODULE 1

Dementia and responsive behaviours

This lesson includes a brief review of dementia and responsive behaviours, and gives examples of appropriate support options for a...

Dementia and responsive behaviours

MODULE 2

Optimising antipsychotic medication management of responsive behaviour

In this lesson you will be introduced to some DTA resources and a case study that suggests ways to support...

Optimising antipsychotic medication management of responsive behaviour

MODULE 3

Starting and stopping antipsychotic medication

In this lesson you will continue to work through the case study to illustrate a suggested approach for introducing, monitoring...

Starting and stopping antipsychotic medication

Continuing Professional Education

Completion of this course provides 1 hours of continuing professional education. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion.

Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund, funded by the Australian Government. This eLearning program was developed by Dementia Training Australia, University of Western Australia.

The following people are specifically acknowledged for their contribution:

  • Bronwen Wright, Medication Management Consultant, Project Pharmacist Officer, Dementia Training Australia, University of Western Australia
  • Katrina Fyfe, Manager, Dementia Training Australia, University of Western Australia
  • Andrew Stafford, Director, Dementia Training Australia, University of Western Australia
  • Kate Fulford, Medication Management Consultant, Project Pharmacist Officer, Dementia Training Australia, University of Western Australia

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  • Increase your knowledge of dementia
  • Real life examples to help you put knowledge into practice
  • Continued professional development and education
  • Learn based on your area of interest

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