Lecture Overview


Nurse Practitioners and other prescribers are now facing a challenging landscape of opioid and other analgesic dependence. When a patient presents requesting analgesia, what would you do? What resources and guidelines are available for navigating the challenging world of pain medications? Join Dr Jenny Gowan as she presents this interprofessional education to aid advanced clinicians with their prescribing choices.


Jenny Gowan

Jenny, 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.




21 Total Rating(s)

Great resource and very imformative.

Nairana Da Silva
07 Nov 2018

Gives good insite on medications and what they are used for.

Angela Wessling
28 Sep 2018

Very informative. Learned a lot!

Feliz Bravo
07 Sep 2018

An excellent presentation as always, Dr Gowan is a font of knowledge and keeps you engaged. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Lynn Broderick
17 Aug 2018

Very informative with excellent information on the gradual use of different classes of analgesia. Demonstrated the need for a wholestic approach to pain relief

Linda McKenna
08 Jul 2018

a clear and engaging lecture, dealing with the complex issue of acute and chronic pain in the acute and chronic setting

jane prezma
28 Jun 2018

Engaging speaker, interesting topics and very current given recent changes to prescribing of coedine

Joanne Shedden
05 Jun 2018

very good and the educator was engaging

sheryl magno
05 Jun 2018

Overdosing of medications either opiates or non opiates are dangerous and education for such drugs side effects is vital to all the practitioners.

Susana Ave
04 Jun 2018

Very well presented.

Thomas Mann
04 Jun 2018

Very Good and engaging

Princess Abigail Vero
31 May 2018

excellent presentation

Melissa Borowski
31 May 2018


Danyelle Cronan
31 May 2018

Deepened my understanding of analgesia choices

Gabriella stuart
31 May 2018

great lecture

Penny Stanley
31 May 2018

Very good.

31 May 2018

I thought this presentation is absolutely necessary for all nurses to keep up to date.

Brenda Wilson
30 May 2018

very detailed and informative

Alyson Reynolds
30 May 2018

Very good.

Maria-Lisa Andonela Cravo
30 May 2018

Found the discussion of alternatives to analgesics recently removed from the over the counter availability very helpful. Overall very comprehensive and informative covering an area that we know about but possibly have just started to see patients feeling the effects of no longer having what they have used for ages available. Highlights the need for effective assessment of both chronic and acute pain and identification of both.

Beverley May
30 May 2018

interesting speaker providing clarity as to the current evidence basie for differing analgesics.

29 May 2018


Rozz Parsons
29 May 2018