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HPS’ clinical articles are written by HPS Pharmacies’ experienced and knowledgeable staff and are peer-reviewed by specialist leaders in their field to ensure the accuracy of the information provided. The resourceful and diverse range of articles play an integral role in keeping all health professionals up-to-date with the happenings throughout the industry on a regular basis.

Heparins

Clinical Article

There are currently five heparins registered for use in Australia: dalteparin, danaparoid, enoxaparin, heparin, and nadroparin. Table 1 highlights some of the important differences between these parenteral anticoagulants. Table 1. A comparison of heparin…

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Safety and Quality Standards for Mental Health

Clinical Article

It is estimated that 45% of Australians will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime, with around 20% reporting experience of a mental health issue over any 12 month period. These figures clearly…

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Potentially Harmful Medication Use in the Elderly

Clinical Article

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has recently updated the Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in older adults. The Beers Criteria is an evidenced-based approach to identify medications that are typically best…

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Animal-Assisted Therapy for Dementia

Clinical Article

Many pharmacists at HPS Pharmacies pursue additional education opportunities to further advance their expertise and the level of professional services they provide. One such pharmacist is Dr Shir Ley Tan, Pharmacy Manager at Calvary…

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Augmented Renal Clearance

Clinical Article

Dosing of drugs in the critically ill can be challenging due to multiple factors such as changes in organ function, multiple comorbidities and other clinical interventions which can change the pharmacokinetics of a drug…

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Biofilms

Clinical Article

A biofilm can be defined as a layer of microorganisms adhering to a surface and each other in an aqueous environment. This microbial colony is able to attach to organic or inorganic surfaces by…

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