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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


77 Total Rating(s)
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Colleen Osborne
21 Feb 2020

Great resource

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daniel kan
21 Feb 2020

excellent lecture !

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Jennifer Garner
08 Feb 2020

I found this very helpful and gave me food for thought. I could think of a few residents that could do with a medication review. It gave me a bit more insight into the importance of not crushing certain medications and to look for alternatives that the GP's may be able to prescribe.

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Rozelle Bartlet
30 Jan 2020

This was an informative & well presented lecture. Easy to understand.

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Trevor Lowe
29 Jan 2020

An engaging lecture covering an overlooked topic. Whilst many are aware of not crushing extended/modified release tablets this covered other reasons and also the wide range of terminology to cover "extended release."

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Homagain Ananta
17 Jan 2020

Excellent presentation.

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Moira Munro
13 Jan 2020

Very good presentation

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Mary O'Connor
22 Dec 2019

Well delivered by lecturer, easy to understand.

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Donna Lee Apelu
20 Dec 2019

This presenter is clearly a wealth of information. If she is ever presenting in New Zealand I would pay to go to one of her presentations. I have always worried about crushing meds but never had any of my concerns adequately addressed until now.

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Philippa marriott
03 Dec 2019

Great education thank you