Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs)
Have you ever heard this from your residents: “But it’s only a natural product! Why does the doctor need to know about it?”
Addressing the dilemma of residents wishing to take complimentary and alternative medicines (CAMs) can be difficult and complex, with the need to consider each resident’s reasons for wanting to take a CAM and weighing this against potential issues such as interactions with other prescribed agents.
Meditrax has delved into these issues and produced three different newsletters, one directed at residents and relatives, another for facility staff, and a further resource for GPs to assist in treatment decisions with CAMs and optimise their safe use.