Ward MM Newsletter September 2015
This month we tackle a big one: The TGA announcement in regards to risperidone use in aged care.
We also want to say thank you again to everyone who attended the Ward MM Aged Care Medication Masterclass earlier this month. What an incredible opportunity to begin discussing medication in aged care as an industry! I’ve included some highlights from the day below. If you’re keen to attend the next Masterclass, please let us know and we’ll ensure you’re at the top of the invite list.
We also look forward to hopefully seeing you all at the LASA National Congress in October. Can you guess which Key Note Presenter we’re sponsoring? (I’ll give you a clue…..we’re both all about innovation…).
Some Masterclass highlights:
1. Majority of attendees felt that they “Learnt heaps” from both sessions.
2. The event was rated an overall 4.43 out of 5 (somewhere between “Very Good” and “Absolutely
3. Net promotor score 86 out of 100 (how likely people would be to suggest event to others)
4. Some great quotes from the day:
o “Favourite: meeting other health professionals- networking opportunities”
o “This is a resourceful and knowledgeable masterclass. Nothing to be nitpicked!”
o “Should not be missed, insightful and relevant”
o “Relevant continuing education with fun and experienced presenters”
o “The content was very valuable to me as poly pharmacy is a major concern in Aged Care.”
o “loved the entire program thank you”
o “Favourites: Chris's research findings on prescribing practices”
o “My favourite was the level of knowledge and enthusiasm of the presenters”
o “It was all extremely interesting and relevant”
o “Made me realise how little I know about medications!”
o “Well worth making the effort to attend”
o “A very practical way to understand the benefits of reviewing prescribing behaviours of
o “Thought provoking”
o “I have already told my regional managers at a meeting yesterday that they should attend
next time the program was offered”
All the best for a wonderful rest of the week