Medication Management covers a variety aspects of medication use in an Aged Care Facility setting and includes:

 

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    • medicines are available in a wide range of forms other than oral and each administration route has specific requirements to ensure maximum effectiveness and minimal side effects

 

 

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    • all medicines have side effects with some being more prevalent and important to consider in an older patient population.

 

 

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    • development of and adherence to well worded and appropriate policy and procedure documents ensures that medicines are used in accordance with Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) principles and relevant legislation.