Meditrax provides an extensive selection of services in the following areas. To find out more, simply click the link.
RMMRs are comprehensive, holistic and conducted according to best-practice guidelines. Meditrax staff interview residents, liaise with aged care staff, review relevant resident notes and capture the results in a report to ensure they provide personalised assistance in managing and preventing medication-related issues.
Staff of residential aged care facilities are equipped with the tools to meet educational requirements in compliance with Aged Care Standards 1.3 and 2.3 Education and Staff Development.
Sessions have been developed and standardised to meet aged care industry requirements and to provide ongoing training for continuous improvement. Meditrax in-service sessions support nursing staff at different levels, RNs, PCAs and CSEs, and cover a comprehensive range of major areas of disease state management and classes of medications.
Take an in-depth look at the topics covered as part of Meditrax’s in-service sessions below.
Disease State Management
Cardiovascular (Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure, Congestive Cardiac Failure, Stroke, Hypertension, Ischaemic Heart Disease)
Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets
Behaviour Management for Nursing Staff
Depression in the Older Person
Inflammatory Arthritic Conditions (RA, PMR, Temporal Arteritis)
Falls in the Older Person
GORD and Diverticular Disease
Medications and Ageing
Cytotoxics and Other Hazardous Medications
RN Medication Responsibilities and Delegation
Crushing of Medications
S8 Management in NSW
Identifying Medication Errors
Commonly Used Drugs and Side Effects
Meditrax’s telephone advice line supports medical professionals by providing advice on medication-related issues and clarification regarding legal responsibilities in the provision or administration of medication.
These resources provide ongoing support and a framework to help develop policies and procedures that support safe medication management.
To promote safe and effective medication management, Meditrax can attend and advise at MAC meetings.
Reviews can be conducted by GP initiation or arranged in conjunction with community pharmacies.
All Meditrax audits are conducted by a Meditrax pharmacist and consider safe medication management, as well as the most relevant, up-to-date legal requirements.
Medication Management Systems Audit
The audit, which is conducted as per accreditation criterion 2.7, provides recommendations for action, enables facilities to demonstrate evidence of an external audit and supports continuous improvement in aged care facilities.
Medication Chart Discrepancy Audit
Highlights actual and potential errors to provide the basis for ongoing improvement in the ordering provision and ordering of supplies.
Based on best practice and legal requirements, the audit identifies psychotropic medication use and examines whether diagnoses are available and documented to support the use of these medications.
Meditrax’s unique database records changing medication use, allowing aged care homes to benchmark the use of medications that may be associated with higher risks in the elderly population, such as sedatives and other psychotropic drugs. Comprehensive data or audits can be provided to benchmark chosen indicators and to provide evidence for continuous improvement.
Optimal and Safe Medication Administration (OSMA)
Provides vital support in the form of training and ongoing competency assessment to registered nurses and trained, non-registered staff to account for changes to the workforce and medication administration.
Competency components assist in training and provide ongoing assessments of staff that can be carried out in the workplace. These resources fill an essential role in ensuring safe medication management and administration.
– A competency assessment: background and instructions for 18 areas of medication administration, including different routes of administration (respiratory devices, patches and insulin, eye drops, etc.).
These workshops are an essential step to accreditation and provide a fundamental understanding of the key requirements for safe and optimised medication management.
To provide the best possible care for residents, staff need to have access to relevant information.
Essential Facts provides policies on a variety of topics in a practical, easy-to-use format and addresses the most common issues that arise in the day to day health care for the aged.
Policies and Procedures Template: 2nd Edition
This useful tool ensures facilities meet all medication management outcomes at accreditation, and provides a sound basis for ongoing management and quality use of medicines, every day.
An annual training day is open to RNs, EENs and managers to further extend their knowledge on clinical care. Esteemed speakers include geriatricians, cardiologists, endocrinologists, psychogeriatricians, physiotherapists, dieticians and clinical nurse practitioners.