25th January 2019

COMMISSIONER WANTS PHARMACISTS INVOLVED

Following the commencement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, one key stakeholder has spoken of “extreme” concern over chemical restraint

“The Commission is extremely concerned if any aged care consumer is being inappropriately restrained, either through physical means such as the use of a belt, or chemical means such as by using antipsychotic medication,” the statement says.

“The use of antipsychotic medicines must be a clinical decision made by medical practitioners with the care recipient, and their carer or family involved at all times,” Mr Wyatt said.

#GPPharmacists should be aware of this issue and intervene and advise where appropriate, Read the full article here to learn more about this problem:

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