Focused Intervention Training and Support (FITS) – Care home training programme aims to reduce antipsychotic prescriptions

Source: Alzheimer’s Society  2012

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Date of publication:  2012

Publication type: webpage

In a nutshell: Alzheimer’s Society has developed the ‘Focused Intervention Training and Support’ (FITS), an evidence-based training programme designed for care home staff. The programme aims to train staff to deliver person-centred care to help safely manage behavioural symptoms as an alternative to using medication.

The programme was shown to successfully reduce the use of antipsychotics by almost 50% in comparison to usual care, without worsening behavioural symptoms.

Length of publication: 2 pages

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