Medication Misadventures

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Lecture Overview

Annual medication-related hospital admissions in Australia add up to 250,000, however, 50% of this harm is largely preventable. With this in mind, pharmacist Dr Jenny Gowan revisits common medication errors made by prescribers, nurses, pharmacists, and patients in healthcare, and reinforces best-practice strategies to minimise the risk.


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Dr Jenny Gowan is a practising pharmacist, adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University and clinical associate at RMIT University. She has published over 500 educational articles, has copious experience in presentations and lectures and runs a consulting pharmacy company. Jenny was awarded the 2013 PSA Australian Pharmacist of the Year award and the 2016 AACP-MIMs Consultant Pharmacist of the Year Award. In 2024, she received recognition as a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine as a pharmacist, to professional societies and to community health.
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First Published25 April 2021
Updated25 April 2021
29 June 2025
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