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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


88 Total Rating(s)
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Emily Skinner
03 Apr 2020

great info

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Maureen Boldiston
03 Apr 2020

Dr Jennifer Gowan is very easy to listen to and engages her audience well. She is very knowledgeable and up to date with the latest medications A very informative resource

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sherylyn pamintuan
30 Mar 2020

It is very informative,

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anna chakaipa
28 Mar 2020

well informative

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Linda Mai
22 Mar 2020

Great resource!

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Alejandro Ruiz
22 Mar 2020

This was a very good lecture

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Geraldine Hunter
10 Mar 2020

I found this lecture enjoyable and relevant. Feedback from those attending added a valuable element.

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Fran cooper
02 Mar 2020

I found it to be valuable, educational and should be seen in every class room for nursing students. It would also be valuable as a regular reminder on how to properly dispense medications in hospitals and nursing home.

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Anita Carroll
01 Mar 2020

Good information with practical application for our clients

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Colleen Osborne
21 Feb 2020

Great resource