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Lecture Overview

All medication errors are entirely preventable - an underlying belief that forms the basis of a global initiative to halve medication error incidence rates within the next 5 years. Learn practical strategies and tips that you can apply to your practice tomorrow to become safer at medication administration.


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Karen Davies

Karen Davies is a Clinical Nurse Consultant - Safe Medication Practice at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Karen is also currently a lecturer on clinical pharmacology in the School of Medicine, University of Queensland. Karen has experience in organisational behaviour as a Workplace Equity and Harassment Officer and has worked in a range of roles including Nurse Unit Manager and Acting Director of Nursing. Karen's formal qualifications include an RN, Bachelor of Nursing, as well as numerous professional development courses and is currently undertaking a PhD at the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland on how to improve safe medication administration practice. Karen has recently been published in the areas of observation and feedback in medication safety and the management of vascular devices.




13 Total Rating(s)

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Loris Muir
22 May 2019

Very good - easy to understand - good reminder of best practice

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megan elliott
17 May 2019

The presentation clear, concise with good scenarios. Information moved along quickly and much reviewed in a small time frame.

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Caroline Robins
15 May 2019

Very good presentation and a reminder regarding medications checking/documentation.

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Erin Hawken
12 May 2019


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Jennifer Cumpsty
22 Apr 2019

A very informative and helpful talk, a great reminder of our responsibility as health professionals to pay close attention when administering medications.

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Geraldine Butcher
05 Apr 2019

Clear and well researched

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Maura Penn
17 Feb 2019


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Nicola Mahaffey
06 Feb 2019

Excellent presentation. Factual, with good case examples for independent reflection.

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narelle windle
11 Oct 2018

very good talk

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Jennifer Ryan
11 Aug 2018

An excellent speaker and very important reminders of how to dispense medications properly and safely