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Lecture Overview

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) is a chronic lung disorder that occurs frequently in the general population. In this presentation, Dr Jenny Gowan outlines the diagnosis and management of COPD. Asthma, another obstructive airway disease is also explored which leads to the discussion of the asthma-COPD overlap. Quality patient outcomes require that these respiratory conditions are well understood and that nurses are familiar with current guidelines. This session will provide an evidenced update on how to manage concurrent asthma and COPD.


Portrait of Jenny Gowan
Jenny Gowan

Jenny Gowan, a practising pharmacist, is a teaching associate at Monash University, Melbourne and a clinical associate of RMIT University. She is a member of the PSA Branch committee, the Expert Group for Therapeutic Guidelines – Respiratory version 5, an editorial board member of AUS-DI, SHPA "Don’t Rush to Crush", the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (AAH) and the writing group for the RACGP ‘Medical Care of older persons in RACF’ (Silver book). Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist who conducts her own company, which focuses on medication reviews in the home and aged care facilities, plus education, writing, training and consultation. Jenny works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a community health centre. She has published over 400 educational articles. Jenny has presented talks at many Australian and international conferences to GPs, nurse practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, pharmacists, and other health professionals. In 2013, she was awarded the Australian Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and, in 2016, the AACP-MIMs Australian Consultant Pharmacist of the Year. See Educator Profile


43 Total Rating(s)
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Sonu merin james
19 Feb 2020


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Colin Hudson
30 Jan 2020

Very helpful, relevant , well presented.

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Kerryn cottier
23 Jan 2020

An informative lecture reinforcing current knowledge thankyou

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Danielle Eade
19 Jan 2020

Great info, easy to get understand and follow.

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Natalie Josefski
09 Jan 2020

It was very informative.

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Catherine Papadopoulos
09 Jan 2020

Well presented inforative lecture

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Lorna Vollrath
08 Jan 2020

Excellent presentation on COPD and asthma.

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Moira Munro
08 Jan 2020

Well presented topic.

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pauline Sheppard
07 Jan 2020

The lecturer was knowledgeable, and the lecture was so interesting, concise and extremely well presented. I learned new information that will directly impact my nursing care of patients with COPD and asthma.

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23 Dec 2019

Very informative, upto date medication information. Useful refresher