Medicines for Treating Sleeping Problems

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Lecture Overview

Hypnotics should NOT be the first-line treatment in the management of sleeping problems. However, when all else fails, sedative-hypnotic medications may need to be prescribed for a short time. Join Associate Professor Louis Roller as he imparts his wealth of knowledge and experience regarding the use of 'sleeping pills'.

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Portrait of Louis Roller
Louis Roller

Adjunct Associate Professor Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for 57 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines, particularly the Antibiotic Guidelines. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists,dentists and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, particularly antibiotics, as well as giving many talks to the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. As at the end of December, 2020, he had delivered 54 talks to U3A Stonnington and an equivalent number to other U3A groups. With Dr Jenny Gowan, over the last 25 years, he has written articles on disease state management in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. See Educator Profile

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CPD14m of CPD
First Published05 April 2017
Updated05 April 2017
Expires
26 August 2017
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