Chemical restraint in aged care (RP May 2020)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: Retail Pharmacy
Author: Nicole Dilworth

CPD Credits: 2


Designed to give an overview chemical restraints used in aged care.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. Describe the types of restraint that may be used in the aged care setting and why chemical restraint may be prescribed;
  2. Discuss how unwanted behaviours in aged care should be managed and the legislation applicable to the use of chemical restraint;
  3. Identify medicines utilised for chemical restraint and the risks associated with their use;
  4. Describe how pharmacists can contribute to the appropriate prescribing of psychotropics for chemical restraint.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5

Accreditation number: A2005RP1    Accreditation expires: 30/04/2022

This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group One CPD (or 1 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.