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Lecture Overview

Medication complications can occur at any time. In a postoperative environment, the common use of high-risk medications can increase these risks immensely. This lecture looks into the interactions and potential dangers of some high-risk medication groups that may be administered in a postoperative setting, including anti-infectives, potassium and other electrolytes, narcotics and other sedatives, and heparin and other anticoagulants.


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Louis Roller

Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for 56 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. He has been and is on the editorial board of the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook and has contributed significantly to all three editions of Mosby’s Dictionary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge and writes articles on disease state management. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, as well the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. He still lectures to pharmacy undergraduates on a number of topics. He has particular interests in drug interactions and pharmacogenomics and William Shakespeare. He has served as a committee member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Victorian Branch since 2008. 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. His current activities include singing in a choir, visiting schools about bullying (Courage to Care), and giving talks to U3A groups and appropriate accommodation groups. He is a proud member of the Australian Skeptics. See Educator Profile


22 Total Rating(s)
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Maeve lane
04 Feb 2020

great information was shared within this lecture. Very helpful in nursing care.

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Moira Munro
16 Jan 2020

Good presentation

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13 Nov 2019

This one hurt my brain a bit but very interesting

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27 Oct 2019

Good, hope it covered more regarding sedatives as well.

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mary susan delos reyes
25 Sep 2019


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Philippa marriott
01 Aug 2019

Great education

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Louise Schmahl
31 Jul 2019

this was an interesting and in depth discussion on medicaion

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Anna Carter
30 Jul 2019

Very in-depth lecture. An engaging lecturer.

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Melissa Charles
27 Jul 2019