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Lecture Overview

Nurse Practitioners and other prescribers are now facing a challenging landscape of opioid and other analgesic dependence. When a patient presents requesting analgesia, what would you do? What resources and guidelines are available for navigating the challenging world of pain medications? Join Dr Jenny Gowan as she presents this interprofessional education to aid advanced clinicians with their prescribing choices.

Educators

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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.

Reviews

4.9

23 Total Rating(s)

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Suzanne Mahoney
02 Feb 2019

This was an interesting presentation covering a wide range of pain relief medication including herbal and alternatives to Panadol and NSAIDS.

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Nairana Da Silva
07 Nov 2018

Great resource and very imformative.

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Angela Wessling
28 Sep 2018

Gives good insite on medications and what they are used for.

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Feliz Bravo
07 Sep 2018

Very informative. Learned a lot!

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Lynn Broderick
17 Aug 2018

An excellent presentation as always, Dr Gowan is a font of knowledge and keeps you engaged. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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Linda McKenna
08 Jul 2018

Very informative with excellent information on the gradual use of different classes of analgesia. Demonstrated the need for a wholestic approach to pain relief

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jane prezma
28 Jun 2018

a clear and engaging lecture, dealing with the complex issue of acute and chronic pain in the acute and chronic setting

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Joanne Shedden
05 Jun 2018

Engaging speaker, interesting topics and very current given recent changes to prescribing of coedine

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sheryl magno
05 Jun 2018

very good and the educator was engaging

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Susana Ave
04 Jun 2018

Overdosing of medications either opiates or non opiates are dangerous and education for such drugs side effects is vital to all the practitioners.