As part of our commitment to continual improvement, Aged Care facilities serviced by Home Care Pharmacy WA will soon have their own online access to the Australian Medicines Handbook, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The AMH Aged Care Companion is a trusted, practical reference for doctors, nurses and pharmacists who work with older people. It contains the latest evidence-based information and is useful when conducting medication reviews and other activities (e.g. case conferencing) aimed at improving patient outcomes.
The AMH Aged Care Companion contains information on the management of more than 70 conditions common in older people, including dementia and its behavioural symptoms, delirium, cardiovascular diseases, fall prevention, osteoporosis, COPD, insomnia, depression and wound management. It also contains general principles on the use of medicines in older people.
Home Care Pharmacy WA is currently in the process of granting access to this invaluable resource for all staff of Aged Care homes that are serviced by us. This will allow your nurses and carers to do their own research on medicines, including side effects and interactions, giving them the tools they need to provide the best care possible.