ARRC resources

Age-related residential care (ARRC) resources and pharmacists supporting wise, safe, and effective use of medicines

Diabetes

Diabetes care for ARRC facilities

  • Aim: to provide clinical guidance and recommendations to those caring for residents with diabetes.
  • Resource tool for ARRC RNs, general practice team members, and community pharmacists who provide medicine services to ARRC facilities.

Diabetes Drug Dilemmas in Aged Care Facilities

  • Aim: Provide ARRC RN education on diabetes pharmacology.
  • Resource tool for HHB clinical pharmacist or community pharmacists.

Falls/Vitamin D

Medicine-related falls risk assessment tool (MrFRAT)

  • Aim: Screening tool to identity those at risk of falls due to medicines, to enable proactive falls risk management by medicine review and appropriate modification.
  • Resource tool for: ARRC RNs, general practice prescribers, and pharmacists providing medicine services to ARRC facilities.

MrFRAT GP guide

  • Aim: Provide general practice prescribers with background to MrFRAT tool and alternative medicines to be considered to reduce an individual’s falls risk.
  • Resource tool for general practice prescribers.

ARRC Vitamin D assessment guide

  • Aim: To support decision making on appropriate use of vitamin D in residents.
  • Resource tool for ARRC RNs.

Digoxin

Hawke’s Bay age-related residential care digoxin monitoring guidelines

  • Aim: To provide clinical guidance and recommendations to those caring for residents who are prescribed digoxin.
  • Resource tool for ARRC RNs, general practice prescribers, and pharmacists providing medicine services to ARRC facilities.

Bowel management and laxative use

Laxative use and bowel management presentation

  • Aim: To provide clinical guidance and recommendations to those caring for residents to ensure appropriate bowel management and laxative use.
  • Resource tool for community pharmacists providing medicine services to ARRC facilities (ARRC RNs educational tool). 

Mental health

Antipsychotic use in ARRC

  • Aim: To support learning on appropriate use of antipsychotic medicines in ARRC setting.
  • Resource tool for community pharmacists providing medicine services to ARRC facilities (ARRC RNs educational tool).