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Lecture Overview

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) is a chronic lung disorder that occurs frequently in the general population. In this presentation, Dr Jenny Gowan outlines the diagnosis and management of COPD. Asthma, another obstructive airway disease is also explored which leads to the discussion of the asthma-COPD overlap. Quality patient outcomes require that these respiratory conditions are well understood and that nurses are familiar with current guidelines. This session will provide an evidenced update on how to manage concurrent asthma and COPD.


Portrait of Jenny Gowan
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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.


13 Total Rating(s)
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Libby Shirtliff
20 Oct 2019

Engaging Lecturer and informative.

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Trevor Lowe
20 Oct 2019

An enthusiastic engaging speaker that provided insight into the range of products on the market and why different ones are more suitable for different people. I always appreciate it when a speaker provides sources for more information and learning, which this speaker did.

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Scott Campbell
17 Oct 2019

Excellent information and presenter

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Kris Mann
16 Oct 2019

A decent resource for a quick review of asthma/COPD symptoms, as well as preventative and symptom relief medications used in clinical practice.

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Wendy Joan Williams
16 Oct 2019

Great presentation- informative and the presenter certainly was engaging.

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Teagan Ryatt
10 Oct 2019

Great lecture with in-depth look at the medications and their efficacy.

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Dylan Jenkins
09 Oct 2019

Really interesting course, really easy to follow and very educational.

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Craig Broomhall
08 Oct 2019

An excellent presentation by an engaging and knowledgeable presenter.