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Monday, April 14, 2014
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement Collaborative: Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use in Long Term Care
Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use in Long-Term Care will receive funding as well as coaching from the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) staff to help implement a program to support non-pharmacological methods for behavioural issues in people with dementia. Two Winnipeg Regional Health Authority managers, with the help of the EXTRA Program for Healthcare Improvement, designed an initiative to make staff aware of which residents may benefit from non-drug therapies to treat behavioral issues, and consequently remove these residents from medication which improved their overall quality of life. The program they devised will direct this initiative.