Older Adult Injury Prevention Series: How to prevent medication poisonings in older adults

This seminar will provide care workers and service providers supporting older adults, the knowledge and confidence to respond and prevent unintentional poisonings in older adults by raising awareness of resources available and strategies to support older adults to administer medication correctly.

The older adult population are the largest users of medicines and as the Western Australian population continues to age and live longer with multiple chronic conditions, poisoning due to medications will continue to increase.

Health Care professionals and care workers have a ‘duty of care’ to the people they support and care for.  They have the opportunity to act reasonably to avoid foreseeable risk of poisoning and a medication related problem.

This seminar will provide care workers and service providers supporting older adults, the knowledge and confidence to respond and prevent unintentional poisonings in older adults by raising awareness of resources available and strategies to support older adults to administer medication correctly.  This seminar will also be available via webinar.