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Considerations when mixing medications with Fruit, Yoghurt, Thickened Fluids

Altering dosage forms for older adults. Selina Taylor, Beverley D Glass
https://www.nps.org.au/australian-prescriber/articles/altering-dosage-forms-for-older-adults

Don’t take your medicine with fruit juice! Dr Geraldine Moses BPharm, DClinPharm, AACPA
http://mims.com.au/content/MimsMatters/Geraldine_Moses_Dont_take_your_medicine_with_fruit_juice.pdf

Crushed Tablets: Does the Administration of Food Vehicles and Thickened Fluids to Aid Medication Swallowing Alter Drug Release? Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, 17(2), pp. 207-219.
http://eprints.qut.edu.au/71945/1/21020-54199-1-PB_Crushing.pdf

Juice interactions: What patients need to know. Maria G. Tanzi, PharmD
http://www.pharmacist.com/juice-interactions-what-patients-need-know

Fruit Juices Block Common Drugs. Daniel J. DeNoon 
http://www.webmd.com/diet/20080819/fruit-juices-block-common-drugs

Potential risks resulting from fruit/vegetable-drug interactions: effects on drug-metabolizing enzymes and drug transporters. J Food Sci.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22417366

Thickening agents used for dysphagia management: effect on bioavailability of water, medication and feelings of satiety. Julie AY Cichero. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23634758

Fruit Juices as Perpetrators of Drug Interactions: The Role of Organic Anion–Transporting Polypeptides
http://www.isdbweb.org/documents/file/50c62d8a9957b.pdf

Thickening agents used for dysphagia management: effect on bioavailability of water, medication and feelings of satiety. Julie AY Cichero
http://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2891-12-54

 

Medication alteration – Don’t Rush to Crush!

 

Don’t Rush to Crush – 3rd edition –  Australia’s essential guide to safely administering oral medicines to people with enteral feeding tubes or swallowing difficulties. The Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia, 2018, Australian Don’t Rush to Crush Handbook, 3rd ed. https://www.shpa.org.au/drtc3

AJP article -Nurses Benefit From Don’t Rush To Crush Training. Megan Haggan
https://ajp.com.au/news/nurses-benefit-from-dont-rush-to-crush-training/

The Nurse Path – Don’t rush to crush. Ian Miller
http://thenursepath.com/2014/11/27/dont-rush-to-crush/

Can I Crush It? Jill Huntley, Clinical Pharmacist
http://www.hps.com.au/knowledge-centre/lecture-series/lecture-series-can-i-crush-it/

 

Medication Administration Guidelines

 

Nursing Guidelines – Management of Medicines in Aged Care. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation. Nursing Guidelines: Management of Medicines in Aged Care. Melbourne: ANMF, 2013.
http://www.conno.org.au/images/PDF/management_of_medicines_guidelines_2013.pdf

Guiding principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities.  Department of Health and Ageing
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/3B17BD9642D56802CA257BF0001AFDA5/$File/Guiding%20principles%20for%20medication%20management%20in%20residential%20aged%20care%20facilities.pdf

Don’t Rush to Crush – 2nd edition – Australia’s most comprehensive guide to giving solid oral medicines to people who are unable to swallow. The Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia, 2015, Australian Don’t Rush to Crush Handbook, 2nd ed
http://www.shpa.org.au/Publications/Do-not-Rush-to-Crush