Guiding principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities

Guide for residents and carers

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Publication date: 
1 October 2012
Last updated: 
11 February 2020
Publication type: 
Intended audience: 
Health sector

Along with these guidelines, you must take into account relevant:

  • national, state and territory legislation and regulation
  • profession-specific licensing
  • guidelines and standards
  • aged care accreditation standards and requirements

The guide for residents and carers answers questions to some key topics outlined in the guiding principles. It assists residents and carers to play an active part in the quality use and safe management of medicines.