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  1. Upskilling and studying - Pharmacy Assistant of the Year

    20 May 2019

    By Alice Vanderpol, 2018 Pharmacy Assistant of the Year.The S word…Some people (like me) have an appetite for study; the more knowledge and information we absorb, the happier we are. On the other hand, some people quiver at their knees…

    National | Blog Post | Training, Leadership

  2. Harm Minimisation in community pharmacy

    8 April 2019

    Harm Minimisation seems like a mantra we should all adopt in life. It’s a common-sense philosophy that extends beyond providing pharmacotherapy for opioid or nicotine addiction. Yet, although we are knocking on the door of 2020, it still is not…

    National | Blog Post | Clinical

  3. IPSF Student Exchange Programme (SEP) Host Guidelines for Community Pharmacy

    18 January 2019

    In all countries, community pharmacy placements are an integral component of the pharmacy curriculum as it provides opportunities for students to experience authentic practice, and to develop their knowledge and skills through engagement with their environment (Egan & Jaye, 2009),…

    National, QLD | Blog Post | Training

  4. Oncology pharmacists

    13 December 2018

    Helping cancer patients understand treatment one prescription at a timeOncology pharmacists face an increasing workload with the number of new cancer diagnoses in Australia predicted to grow to 138,321 in 2018. With such a high rate of diagnosis, many patients…

    National | Blog Post | Clinical

  5. Collaboration prevents medicine misadventure

    27 November 2018

    Preventable negative medication events through non-compliance and misadventure are causing increasing concern among health authorities and the Federal Government.And one leading community pharmacist believes better communication between pharmacist and doctors could be a key to addressing the issuesLuke van der…

    National | Blog Post | Clinical

  6. Weather warms up for tick bites

    19 September 2018

    Community pharmacies have a critical role in helping patients suffering from Lyme or Lyme-like disease, or to use the Government’s preferred definition - Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks.Many of the patients are suspicious of the health profession after often…

    National | Blog Post | Clinical

  7. It’s all in the language

    21 August 2018

    The need to ensure people in the community gain maximum benefit from their medicines through adherence has seen WA pharmacist Hannah Mann and her team develop unique symbols to inform when and how medicines should be taken.Hannah, of Kimberley Pharmacy…

    National | Blog Post | Community Engagement, Clinical

  8. AF screening in pharmacy

    7 August 2018

    Opportunities for pharmacists to become involved in atrial fibrillation (AF) screening could help dramatically reduce the number of AF-related strokes, experts in the field say.AF is the most common arrhythmia and increases the risk of stroke five times with research…

    National | Blog Post | Clinical

  9. Pharmacies role in COPD management

    30 May 2018

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD as it is commonly referred to, is a growing problem across the globe with the World Health Organization predicting it will become the third leading cause of death by 2030. Community pharmacies are playing…

    National | Blog Post | Clinical

  10. Harm minimisation: the year that was and the challenging one ahead

    27 March 2018

    It really has been an eventful 2017 in the Harm Minimisation sector. A second Australian injecting room has been approved in Melbourne, and the second year of naloxone OTC availability has almost ticked over. Some would be unaware of these,…

    National | Blog Post | Clinical

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