The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is helping providers to understand issues and their responsibilities around minimising the use of chemical and physical restraint. This includes ensuring that providers are appropriately documenting each instance of use.
Keeping clear records will help recipients’ representatives, prescribers and the Commission’s quality assessors and complaints officers to understand the details, frequency and context of the use of PRN medication. A formatted sticker has been developed as an option for use by residential services to flag each instance of PRN administration of psychotropic medication to a consumer.
The stickers can be printed on white sticky labels, or coloured sticky labels if preferred.
Click on the links to read the Psychotropic medication PRN stickers guide, and the black and white or colour stickers templates.