Do you supply medications to an Aged Care Facility? Are you tired of chasing owing prescriptions?

Do you ever go to your aged care facilities for a MAC meeting, educate staff or audit their trolley? If yes, do you have a contract for the QUM service?

Servicing Residential Aged Care Facilities?

Owing prescriptions, as we all know, are a headache; costly and mostly out of control. The RxMedChart is a computer-generated version of the National Residential Medication Chart. Wherever it is being used, owing prescriptions have been virtually eliminated. PLUS dispensing time is cut by half. The prescriber only has to complete the chart and with the exception of Schedule 8 items, no other documentation or prescription is required. The savings to pharmacy in time and frustration is significant. Learn more about this new service.

 

Webstercare NPS - MedicineWise Reports

In conjunction with NPS-MedicineWise, Webstercare has developed two specialised reports to monitor anti-psychotic medication and antibiotics.

While there is a role for the use of psychotropic medicines (anti-psychotics, hypnotics, anxiolytics and anti-depressants) in RACFs, evidence suggests that there are instances of inappropriate use.  This includes the medicines being used too often, for too long, at doses higher than recommended or in potentially dangerous combinations with other medicines. 

Antibiotic stewardship is driven by tracking the selection of antibiotic for UTI. Webstercare’s Antibiotic Usage Report helps to highlight the inappropriate use of antibiotics for UTIs. Good information is the key to understanding and supporting the appropriate prescribing of these medicines.

These two new Quality Use of Medicine (QUM) reports are located within the Webstercare Medication Management Software (MMS).

Gerard Stevens from WebsterCare will discuss the above.

Practical tips for delivering a QUM Service in Aged Care

QUM is a service provided to an Australian Government funded residential aged care facility (RACF) through a facility-wide approach. QUM services may be conducted by a registered or accredited pharmacist.

This practical workshop presented by Carlene Smith will discuss the components of a QUM service and enable pharmacists to:

  • Prepare a budget for a pharmacy to conduct the QUM Service
  • Prepare a plan to implement QUM Service
  • Prepare a survey of medicine use suitable for QUM service
  • Prepare  a structured plan for education of aged care staff

Dates:
Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Time:
6:30pm - 9pm

Location:
MediADVICE Pty Ltd (View Map)
Suite C, 1st Floor, 263 Broadway
Glebe NSW 2037

Cost:
Guild Member: $60.50 (incl. GST)  |  Non-member: $82.50 (incl. GST)

For more information on this workshop contact Sara Shams

Tel: 02 9467 7158   |   Email: sara.shams@nsw.guild.org.au


Accreditation code: G2015009
This activity has been accredited for 2.5 hours of Group 2 CPD for the interactive workshop. This comprises a total of 5.0 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 


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