HPS Pharmacies’ lecture series is integral to the professional services provided to our client’s facilities. 

The HPS Pharmacies lecture series offers in-service educational programs covering new medicines, side effects, adverse reactions to medicines and other relevant issues.

The lectures assist in keeping nursing and medical staff abreast of current trends in pharmaceutical care throughout the year, typically released at the beginning of every month. Additional lectures are released in response to any developing issues.

HPS Pharmacies continues to provide select lectures in a webinar format with a link to each recording.

HPS Lecture Series Program 2024

Month Topic
Jan Treatment of paracetamol overdose
Feb Thrombolytic therapies
Mar Iron infusions *Access webinar recording here
Apr Smoking cessation
May Bisphosphonates – current evidence on treatment efficacy and duration
Jun Antidepressant use in older adults
Jul A comparison of opioid analgesics
Aug Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis
Sep Erythropoietin stimulating agents in the management of anaemia
Oct Antiviral prophylaxis in immunocompromised adults
Nov An overview of carbapenem antibiotics
Dec Safe handling of hazardous drugs

The topics are selected based on client feedback and integrated with a needs analysis conducted by the visiting clinical pharmacists. The lectures are written by HPS’ pharmacists with specialist knowledge on each topic. The completed lecture and further reading are 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 Development’ (CPD).

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.

Lecture notes for the above topics are available on request. Please contact [email protected] for further information.