Hypnotic medication usage in a rural western australian residential aged care facility: an audit
- At: 2014 FIP Congress in Bangkok (Thailand)
- Type: Poster
- By: PAGE, Amy (University of Western Australia, Western Australian Centre for Rural Health, Geraldton, Australia)
Background: Regular hypnotic use, namely z-drugs and benzodiazepines, results in poorer outcomes for older people such as an increased falls risk, increased sedation, and substantial cognitive and motor impairment. Aim: To investigate the hypnotic drug use in a rural residential aged care facility and to compare usage to current guidelines... The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.