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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, 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.


43 Total Rating(s)
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Michael Anthony ALABAN
20 Sep 2019

excellent overview

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Shelley Moug
20 Sep 2019

Great information

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Joan McAlpine
19 Sep 2019

The lecturer was so informed about the subject, it kept me interested. She also applied the information to practice using the medications that are used commonly.

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Kim Carolan
19 Sep 2019

I found this lecture very relevant to my clinical practise and in relation to patient safety.

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Annette Lang
19 Sep 2019

Very informative, practical , Great lecture, focuses on the safety of administrations of medications.

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Zoe Robins
18 Sep 2019

Excellent! Very informative and practical.

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Jack Flint
17 Sep 2019

Great lecture.

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Maggi Tatarko
15 Sep 2019

This was so interesting, firstly questioning if the patient needs the said medication.. check other alternatives, for example kiwi fruit for consolation. Do not crush also means do not chew your medication. Check what vechile you’re using to help the patient swallow their meds it might cause undesirable interactions.

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Aruna Earl
12 Sep 2019

Fantastic subject

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Narelle Alexander
12 Sep 2019

Fully informative and more staff should read

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Total Rating(s)  43
Published29 August 2019
Expires22 May 2020
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