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Four-step intervention reduces sedative use

Targeting what drives the prescribing of sedatives is key to changing those practices in Australian aged-care homes, attendees of Leading Age Services Australia’s national congress heard. Dr Juanita Westbury, from the University of Tasmania, presented the key findings from the RedUSe ...

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Australian aged-care nursing competencies in the works

Researchers are planning to develop a homegrown framework for registered nurses working with older people and their families. Associate professor Victoria Traynor, from the University of Wollongong’s School of Nursing, said the available nursing competencies for the aged-care sector were ...

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