Reducing antipsychotics is a ‘blunt instrument’

By Ben Rodin|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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 [...]

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