HPS’ network of Approved Pharmacies offers in-service educational programs.
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Lecture Series

To keep nursing and medical staff abreast of current trends in pharmaceutical care, HPS’ network of pharmacies offers in-service educational programs covering topics such as new medicines, side-effects, adverse reactions to medicines, and other relevant issues.

In this section of the Knowledge Centre, we provide you with articles written by HPS’ network of clinical pharmacists, summarising a selection of the many presentations available from HPS’ network of pharmacies’ Lecture Series Programme over recent years.

Please contact your HPS clinical pharmacist for full details of the 2020 Lecture Series Programme.

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Hospitals

Lecture Series

Antimicrobial resistance poses a major threat to public health and human life, with infections from antibiotic resistant organisms threatening patient lives and compromising the safety and quality of healthcare. With up to 40% of…

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Code Stroke: Alteplase, Icatibant and Labetalol

Lecture Series

There are two stroke subgroups: ischaemic and haemorrhagic. An ischaemic stroke is caused by the blockage of a blood vessel in the brain (i.e. a blood clot), whereas haemorrhagic stroke is caused by a…

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Accessing Medicines through the Special Access Scheme

Lecture Series

Please note: This article details an out of date procedure for accessing medicines through the special access scheme. Please visit TGA for the current procedure for accessing medicines through the special access scheme. Introduction Medicines…

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Parenteral Iron

Lecture Series

Introduction Iron supplements may be used to treat anaemia. Anaemia is a relatively common problem and according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), anaemia is characterised by a haemoglobin (Hb) level below the minimum…

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Creating the HPS Lecture Series: A Pharmacist’s Perspective

Clinical Article

HPS – Hobart, Tasmania The preparation of a lecture to be included in the HPS Pharmacies Lecture Series programme can be a challenging, yet rewarding, endeavour. When writing a lecture, the author must ensure:…

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Cytotoxic Drugs and their Safety Considerations

Lecture Series

Safety Considerations Given the increase in the variety and use of cytotoxic drugs, and also the number of facilities handling them, it is timely to remind and/or update people who come into contact with…

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