Minimising use of antipsychotic medications for responsive behaviour
Learn how to create an evidence-based plan to support the minimisation of antipsychotic medication for responsive behaviours, in your workplace.
After completing this course, staff should be able to:
- Describe responsive behaviours and evidence-based recommendations to support a person living with dementia who is experiencing a responsive behaviour.
- Utilise Dementia Training Australia’s (DTA) resources that may assist with minimising the use of antipsychotic medications for responsive behaviours.
- Identify beneficial and detrimental effects associated with antipsychotic medications when used for responsive behaviours.
- Provide appropriate support for a person living with dementia experiencing a responsive behaviour.
- Contribute to the review and monitoring process once a person is commenced on antipsychotic medications.
Continuing Professional Development
Completion of this course provides 1 hours of continuing professional development. 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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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
- Learn anytime, anywhere
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- Published: 04 May 2022
- Updated: 16 Jan 2024