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NZACA Welcomes New guidelines for meds management

Media release from NZ Aged Care Association

NZACA Welcomes New guidelines for meds management in aged care

NZACA Welcomes New guidelines for meds management in aged care

A new set of guidelines to help residential aged care providers manage medicines as safely as possible was launched by the Government today.

Work on the Guides was led by Dr Michal Boyd, a Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and senior lecturer with the FreeMasons’ Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Auckland.

The Medicines Care Guides are for managers, nurses, health care assistants, and other health professionals who work in residential aged care facilities.

“NZACA has been actively involved in this project and believe the Medicines Care Guides will assist aged care providers in managing and storing medicines, keeping records and dealing with adverse reactions.

The guides will also assist in improving the consistency of auditing and reduce some of the subjective audit findings which has created an impression that this standard is not being meet as well as it should be” says Martin Taylor CEO of NZACA.


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