Online module

Starting and stopping antipsychotic medication

30 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

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

Cost free

This module has prerequisite requirements

Further details below

Suitable for people working in:

Residential Care , Respite Care

This module is part of the course:

Medication management

Starting and stopping antipsychotic medication

Starting and stopping antipsychotic medication


Prerequisites


This course is divided into three sections:

  • 1
    Starting an antipsychotic medication
    • Continuing with the case study, this section explores a process that may assist when starting an antipsychotic medication.
  • 2
    Monitoring an antipsychotic medication
    • Continuing with the case study, this section suggests a process to monitor an antipsychotic medication.
  • 3
    Withdrawing an antipsychotic medication.
    • TContinuing with the case study, this section suggests a process to withdraw an antipsychotic medication.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • 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

Continuing Professional Education

A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon completion of this module.

Acknowledgements

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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