Corticosteroids - Appropriate Use and Prescribing

13m of CPD
Jenny Gowan
13 March 2016

Corticosteroids are a life-saving medication - yet this important point is often lost when people consider the side effects or stigma of taking steroids. This talk is aimed at advanced clinicians and provides a comprehensive, and detailed overview of this class of medications, the indications for use, and some handy prescribing tips to have on hand to ensure your patients receive the most benefit out of these medications.


Jenny Gowan


Jenny, a practicing pharmacist, is a teaching associate at Monash University, Melbourne. She is a member of the PSA Branch committee, the Expert Group for Therapeutic Guidelines – Respiratory, an editorial board member of AUS-DI, SHPA "Don’t Rush to Crush", and the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (AAH). 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 350 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.


Pietryna Duch04 Apr 2018
Informative and clear presentation.

Vicki Talbot19 Mar 2018
Very interesting and informative

Susana Ave14 Mar 2018
To know the effects and side effects and careful handling and using of this medication will help the quick recovery of the patient. Alleviate pain as quicker as it is and assess patient progress.

Dasunika Tennakoon13 Mar 2018
Very precise and simple to understand the medication,

Lei Zhang12 Mar 2018
very good topic.

Michelle rolleston12 Mar 2018
informative tool .

Catherine Harding12 Mar 2018

Vanessa Rudman11 Mar 2018
Lots of vital information packed into a short presentation. Great lecture.

Teresa Perry11 Mar 2018
Excellent presentation

Teresa Perry11 Mar 2018
Excellent presentation

Denise Whittaker07 Mar 2018
The educator was very engaging.

Tara sharma subedi06 Mar 2018

Maree Findlay05 Mar 2018
This was an excellent resource to watch.

Lorna Hall05 Mar 2018
This was a very useful and informative lecture. I would recommend this to other health professionals.

Anita Carroll05 Mar 2018
very useful

Xiaodong Ran04 Mar 2018
Cortisone steroids are life saving, however they also have many side effects, especially after long term use.

Dianne Williams03 Mar 2018
It was a very good lesson and well explained

Jacqueline Curran03 Mar 2018
The lecturer was knowledgeable and gave relevant examples.

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