Online dementia course

Too much of a good thing: fundamentals of deprescribing

1 hour

2 weeks

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Maximising benefit and minimising harm; Learn how you can support the deprescribing process in older people living with dementia.

Suitable for people working in:

Respite Care , Palliative Care , Residential Care , Acute Care , Primary Care , Community Care

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Learning Outcomes

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify aged care residents at risk from their use of multiple medicines
  • Describe the difference between medicine use for prevention and symptom control
  • Explain why many conditions may be best managed without the use of medicines
  • Describe the benefits and risks associated with deprescribing
  • Explain the general process of deprescribing
  • Discuss how nurses may be involved in deprescribing

In this course, you will complete the following modules:

MODULE 1

Polypharmacy

Expand your understanding of why older people living with dementia so often use multiple medicines, and why this can be...

Polypharmacy

MODULE 2

Deprescribing

Develop your knowledge of how your role can support the deprescribing process for older people living with dementia.

Deprescribing

Continuing Professional Education

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

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  • Increase your knowledge of dementia
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Continued professional development and education
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