Free education program to help improve dementia care

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The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final Report highlighted dementia care and use of restrictive practices as areas for immediate attention.

Residential aged care providers are encouraged to take part in a free dementia education program currently being delivered by NPS MedicineWise. The program is focused on person-centred care approaches and the role of psychotropic medicines in managing changed behaviours in people with dementia.

The program has been developed in partnership with the aged care sector. The program supports:

  • nurses and pharmacists working in residential aged care facilities
  • residential care providers to deliver safe, effective care and meet their regulatory requirements.

This free continuing professional development (CPD) accredited program includes:

  • access to high quality online learning and educational resources
  • in-facility training on person-centred care, the role of psychotropic medicines and how to implement and sustain change
  • access to high quality online learning and educational resources
  • in-facility training on person-centred care, the role of psychotropic medicines and how to implement and sustain change
  • access to high quality online learning and educational resources
  • in-facility training on person-centred care, the role of psychotropic medicines and how to implement and sustain change
  • ongoing support to help consolidate learnings throughout the program.

Over 400 facilities have participated in this fully-funded program. Don’t miss this opportunity to receive free CPD-accredited training.

To find out more and register your interest, visit the NPS MedicineWise website.

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