Reducing antipsychotics is a ‘blunt instrument’

By Ben Rodin|
2020-03-11T09:19:23+11:00
March 6th, 2020|

An experienced nurse practitioner labelled the potential reduction in the use of antipsychotic medication a “blunt instrument” for dying patients suffering from dementia during a [...]

Older Australians at risk of harm from mixing alcohol with medications

By ANMJ Staff|
2020-02-04T14:56:41+11:00
February 4th, 2020|

Many older Australians are putting their health at risk by mixing alcohol with commonly prescribed medications, a new research program has found. Led by Edith [...]

5 questions you should ask your health professional before leaving hospital with opioids

By ANMJ Staff|
2019-11-19T11:41:47+11:00
November 19th, 2019|

Hospital staff will be encouraged to provide a new two-page guide to patients who are prescribed opioids as inpatients or on discharge as part of [...]

New Severe Asthma Checklist tool to help nurses improve patient care

By ANMJ Staff|
2019-10-15T12:35:38+11:00
October 15th, 2019|

Nurses are being encouraged to access a new Severe Asthma Checklist tool that helps identify patients with severe asthma and set them on the right [...]

Be Medicinewise Week: understanding ‘the language of medicine’

By Natalie Dragon|
2019-08-19T15:05:25+10:00
August 19th, 2019|

Health professionals are being encouraged to help their patients get to know the language of medicines during Be Medicinewise Week - August 19-25. The theme [...]

Resource to help consumers question their care

By Natalie Dragon|
2019-06-12T08:46:42+10:00
June 3rd, 2019|

A new resource to assist consumers in making informed decisions about their healthcare is now available. The Conversation Starter Kit was launched at the 2019 [...]

TGA issues fewer warnings about health risks of medicines than other countries

By ANMJ Staff|
2019-05-02T14:59:49+10:00
May 2nd, 2019|

Australia’s medicines regulator lags well behind other countries when it comes to alerting the public about the emerging health risks of medicines and must improve [...]

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