Online module

Polypharmacy

30 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

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

Suitable for people working in:

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

This module is part of the course:

Too much of a good thing

Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should 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

Continuing Professional Education

A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon successful 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 online course was developed by Dementia Training Australia, University of Western Australia.

The following people are specifically acknowledged for their contribution:

  • Dr Andrew Stafford
  • Dr Amy Page
  • Dr Margaret Windbolt
  • Dr Chris While
  • Ellie Newman
  • Dr Natali Jokanovic
  • Professor Sarah Hilmer
  • Associate Professor Chris Etherton-Beer
  • Dr Emily Reeve
  • Dr Amelia Crabtree

Learning with DTA

Online courses

Online courses contain modules that have been grouped together based on their topic area. Each module within a course must be completed, and in the defined order.

Online modules

Modules can be completed individually, and in any order. You may choose to complete any module, based on your areas of interest.

Prerequisites

Some modules may have prerequisites. If a module has a prerequisite you’ll need to complete that first to ensure you have the essential prior knowledge required. Modules with a prerequisite will be clearly marked.

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Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator

Ellie Newman

Dementia Training Australia

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