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A Guide to Medication Management Under the NDIS

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Medications are crucial in maintaining health, preventing illness and treating health conditions - but when used inappropriately or incorrectly, they pose a serious risk of harm. For this reason, NDIS workers must be able to competently manage medications for participants who require them.

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Medications are substances that are given in order to prevent, diagnose, cure, control or alleviate disease, or improve a person’s physical or mental wellbeing. Medications can be prescription and non-prescription and include complementary healthcare products. Medications are crucial in maintaining health, preventing illness and treating health conditions - but when used inappropriately or incorrectly, they pose a serious risk of harm. For this reason, workers employed by National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) providers must be able to competently manage medications for participants who require them.

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Manya Angley
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Manya is an accredited Consultant Pharmacist. For the first 20 years of her career, Manya was a teaching and research academic in the School of Pharmacy at the University of South Australia, where her research mainly focused on Quality Use of Medicines (QUM). She has a special interest in pain management, mental health and disability. Since leaving academia, she has proudly pioneered new roles for pharmacists, including the role of general practice pharmacist. Since 2018, she has worked as an aged care pharmacist. Manya is passionate about ensuring people with complex health conditions receive the best health care available and champions team approaches to care. In 2015, she was credentialled as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist in acknowledgement of her significant contribution to patient care. Manya is very proud to have been awarded the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (SA/NT Branch) Pharmacist of the Year (2021) and the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy MIMS Consultant Pharmacist of the Year (2021).
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Yonghui Chen
01 Sep 2021
Very good leacture
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Denise Bingley
13 Oct 2021
Helpful information related to requirements for admin of meds to NDIS clients in the home environment
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Peter Hermus
18 Oct 2021
Good information
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Bellambi Gaudiosi
03 Sep 2021
Was easy to understand and provided myself with more knowledge.
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Bronwyn Dobson
31 Mar 2022
Great reinforcement of exisiting knowledge
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Elissa Holmes
06 Oct 2021
Informative.
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Weisam Tang
27 Sep 2021
Good information
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Erene Issak
24 Sep 2021
Useful
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tilak pujana
16 Sep 2021
Informative
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Hugh Williams
17 Oct 2021
Good review of the basics, note also there are now 13 "Rights".
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