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June 24, 2020
Reducing antipsychotic use in nursing homes is an ongoing priority for clinicians and their teams. A study in the June issue of JAMDA suggests that substantial improvements in the use of these drugs may be achieved through targeted, collaborative...
November 27, 2018
Patrick Connole ​A new study in JAMDA provides information on how skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) can continue to manage the prescription of antipsychotics at a time practitioners are using greater caution than ever in how they distribute such...
November 8, 2018
While practitioners use great caution when prescribing antipsychotics for nursing home (NH) residents with dementia, implementing evidence-based antipsychotic prescribing practices can be challenging. A new study in the November issue of JAMDA...
August 18, 2017
After years of criticism, nursing homes have curbed administering antipsychotics, but some providers are questioning whether the across-the-board cuts are preventing some seniors from getting needed medications.
This session will describe a provincial quality improvement initiative undertaken in Alberta, Canada aimed at supporting care teams in 170 LTC homes to implement a guideline on the appropriate use of antipsychotic medications and to implement non-...
Individualized music is defined as music which has been integrated into the person's life and is based on personal preference. Personalized music is proving itself as a way to generate a variety of therapeutic outcomes in long-term care, hospice,...