Choosing Wisely Talks | Antipsychotic Use in Long-Term Care During the Pandemic
Antipsychotic use has been on a steady decline in recent years due to major efforts to address behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia by other means. However, a recent Ontario study shows that prescribing rates have increased significantly during the pandemic.
What’s behind this rise, what does it reveal about conditions in long-term care homes, and how might this trend be reversed? We’ll discuss these questions and more on April’s Choosing Wisely Talks taking place on April 7 at 12 p.m. ET.
Dr. Nathan Stall, Geriatrician at Sinai Health System and the University Health Network Hospitals, will provide findings from this study on the increase in prescribing psychotropic medications in long-term care.
Tanya MacDonald, Director of Innovations and Strategic Development at Healthcare Excellence Canada, and Julie Weir, Nurse Manager at Horizon Health Network, will discuss Canada-wide efforts to reduce inappropriate use of antipsychotics and improvement resources that help providers and essential care partners provide the best care and support for people living with dementia.
Dr. Patrick Quail, a family physician in Alberta and Clinical Assistant, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, will provide reflections and commentary following the presentation.
This webinar will have simultaneous translation available in French.
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