HPS Pharmacies’ lecture series is an integral part of the professional services provided to our clients facilities, and can be made available on request to the wider healthcare community. HPS’ lecture series program offers in-service educational programs covering topics such as new medicines, side-effects, adverse reactions to medicines and other relevant issues. The program assists in keeping nursing and medical staff abreast of current trends in pharmaceutical care. This annual program offers a minimum of twelve lectures, with at least one released at the beginning of every month and additional lectures throughout the year.

The topics are selected based on feedback received from clients, and integrated with a needs analysis conducted by the visiting clinical pharmacists. The lectures are written by one of HPS’ pharmacists with specialist knowledge on the topic. The completed lecture, along with further reading, is made available to all HPS pharmacists to present to their clients.

Your visiting HPS pharmacist can assist in tailoring a lecture program suitable for your facility; including lectures which may be required on a particular topic not covered by the current program. Attending staff are provided with handouts that include a self-assessment tool to assist their learning process, and may be used to contribute toward their ‘Continuing Professional Education’ (CPE).

Each lecture can also be adapted to suit any audience or group size. HPS offers a range of presentation styles from a brief presentation to an in-depth discussion for staff, and can adapt material for participants who may not have a medical background.

For further information regarding HPS’ comprehensive lecture series please speak to your visiting HPS Pharmacist, or contact the Regional Operations Manager in your state.

The diverse schedule for the 2017 HPS Lecture Series seen below can be downloaded, along with a full list of alternative topics, via this link.

HPS Lecture Series Program 2017

Available From Topic Summary
1st January Delirium – Prevention and Management
1st February Allergy and Anaphylaxis
1st March COPD Treatment Update. Placebo devices are available from your Regional Operations Manager for demonstration purposes.
1st April Drugs to Treat Arrhythmias Other Than Atrial Fibrillation
1st May BANDAID2 – Evidence-based Mnemonic For the Treatment of Systolic Heart Failure
1st June Antipsychotic Medications: A Review
1st July Medications That Increase the Risk of Falls
International Harmonisation of Ingredient (Lecture Notes)
Drug Shortages (Lecture Notes)
Drug Shortages (PowerPoint)
1st August Bisphosphonates in Cancer Therapies and Management of Hypercalcaemia
1st September Total Parenteral Nutrition
1st October Anticoagulants and Their Antidotes
1st November Correct Storage of Medications Requiring Refrigeration
1st December Avoidable Causes of Hospital Admissions