HPS Pharmacies’ lecture series is an integral part of the professional services provided to our client’s facilities. The HPS Pharmacies 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. Additional lectures are also released throughout the year in response to developing issues.

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 the 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 2021 HPS Lecture Series is shown below.

HPS Lecture Series Program 2021

Available From Topic Summary
1st January Look-alike sound-alike medications
1st February Malignant hyperthermia
1st March Probiotics in clinical practice
1st April Medications to maintain and treat acute decompensation of liver disease
1st May Electrolyte disturbances in cancer patients
1st June Buprenorphine depot formulations
1st July Medication considerations in chronic kidney disease
1st August General principles of medication use in older populations
1st September Maintaining the cold chain
1st October Medication management in patients with swallowing difficulties
1st November Dose adjustments during acute illness
1st December Adverse event reporting