Setting up a medication imprest system

This document provides residential aged care facilities with a step-by-step guide to implementing a medication imprest system in their aged care facility.

What is a medication imprest system?

  • An imprest system allows registered health practitioners to access imprest medications.
  • Medications are supplied to an aged care facility as ‘ward stock’ and have not been prescribed for a specific resident.
  • Medications may include antibiotics, pain relief medications and other medications for urgent use, such as salbutamol inhalers, adrenaline, Schedule 4 and Schedule 8 medications often used for end of life care.

Click here to access set up guidelines Setting up an imprest system.