Understanding the limited role of using antipsychotics

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Enhanced Practice
  • 1 hour
  • Online Module
Access on dta.com.au

In this module you will be introduced to some DTA resources and a case study that suggests ways to support a person with dementia who is experiencing a responsive behaviour when non-pharmacological (non-medicine) strategies have proven unsuccessful. This is module 1 in the 2-part module series: Minimising Use of Antipsychotic Medications for Responsive Behaviour

Domains:
Behaviour

Location:
nationally

Cost:
fully-subsidised

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
1 hour

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, staff should be able to:
  • Describe Responsive Behaviours and current evidence-based recommendations to support a person with dementia who is experiencing responsive behaviours.
  • Utilise DTA resources to assist with minimising antipsychotic medications when used for responsive behaviours.
  • Identify beneficial and detrimental effects associated with antipsychotic medications when used for responsive behaviours.
  • Introduce a set of Dementia Training Australia (DTA) resources that may help when antipsychotic medications are considered for responsive behaviours.
  • Use a case study to suggest how to use the resources.
  • Provide information regarding current recommendations for antipsychotic medication use for responsive behaviours when all other non-pharmacological (non-medicine strategies) have been unsuccessful.