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Lecture Overview

Join engaging and popular presenter, Dr Jenny Gowan for an informative lecture on crushing medications. With a focus on safety considerations, Jenny explains why some medications must never be crushed, and looks at general principles when medications do need to be crushed.


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Jenny Gowan

Jenny Gowan, a practising pharmacist, is a teaching associate at Monash University, Melbourne and a clinical associate of RMIT University. She is a member of the PSA Branch committee, the Expert Group for Therapeutic Guidelines – Respiratory version 5, an editorial board member of AUS-DI, SHPA "Don’t Rush to Crush", the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (AAH) and the writing group for the RACGP ‘Medical Care of older persons in RACF’ (Silver book). Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist who conducts her own company, which focuses on medication reviews in the home and aged care facilities, plus education, writing, training and consultation. Jenny works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a community health centre. She has published over 400 educational articles. Jenny has presented talks at many Australian and international conferences to GPs, nurse practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, pharmacists, and other health professionals. In 2013, she was awarded the Australian Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and, in 2016, the AACP-MIMs Australian Consultant Pharmacist of the Year. See Educator Profile


62 Total Rating(s)
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Philippa marriott
03 Dec 2019

Great education thank you

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Rebecca Moore
17 Nov 2019

Good refresher on which groups of drugs can be crushed or not.

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Rickie Nuske
14 Oct 2019

This is a good resource

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Kim-Marie Harrison
13 Oct 2019

This was a very informative lecture

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Bindu Bindu
09 Oct 2019

Very informative session

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Leonie moss
07 Oct 2019

Helpful and informative discussion and presentation with interesting case study to conclude

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Robyn Forrester
29 Sep 2019

This lecture was comprehensive and highly informative. The lecturer was very knowledgeable and was able to share her knowledge very well.

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Vicki Maree Judge
28 Sep 2019

The pharmacist had real and relevant cases.

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25 Sep 2019

Very knowledgeable, interesting course

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Helen Knapton
22 Sep 2019

excellent presentation , concise, to the point and excellent examples given.

CPD45m of CPD
Total Rating(s)  62
Published29 August 2019
Expires 22 May 2020
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