Lecture Overview

Aspirin may be the most common anti-platelet agent in use, but is it the safest? For decades, Aspirin has been used prophylactically, yet research is starting to show that there is no place for aspirin in stroke prevention. Navigating the minefield of anti-platelet agents can be confusing, and keeping up with current research can be hard. So let Dr Jenny Gowan guide you through the latest information on anti-platelets, and allow her to dissolve your confusion.


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.



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10 Total Rating(s)


Hui Bing Kum
06 Apr 2018

This activity is directly relevant to my scope as a registered nurse, and is an area of my practice that I needed more research on. As such... Engaging in this activity has improved my ability to provide improved patient care in the area of medications. This online learning provided me with new knowledge and reinforced existing knowledge, which is directly transferable to my work. I do not foresee any barriers getting in the way of applying this. I am likely to change my practice and...

Chetna Sharma
31 Mar 2018

It was very informative

Rachel Shakespeare
15 Mar 2018

Very knowledgable.

Layla Youssef
06 Mar 2018


Jacqueline Anne Hughes
19 Feb 2018


Philip jeffery
18 Feb 2018

Very good speaker.

Sharon Leanne Hackett
18 Jan 2018

Very informative

Annabelle Gottschald
17 Jan 2018

Good, short resource with some insight into anti-platelets and the risk vs benefits.

Hanna Forrest
08 Jan 2018

Good short presentation

Mark Randy Arroyo
07 Jan 2018

Informative and useful.

Mark Randy Arroyo
27 Nov 2017