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Lecture Overview

Medication complications can occur at any time. In a postoperative environment, the common use of high-risk medications can increase these risks immensely. This lecture looks into the interactions and potential dangers of some high-risk medication groups that may be administered in a postoperative setting, including anti-infectives, potassium and other electrolytes, narcotics and other sedatives, and heparin and other anticoagulants.


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Louis Roller

Associate Professor Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for over 50 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines, particularly the Antibiotic Guidelines. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, particularly antibiotics, as well as giving many talks to the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. As at the end of April, he had delivered 42 talks to U3A Stonnington and an equivalent number to other U3A groups. With Dr Jenny Gowan, over the last 20 years, he has written articles on disease state management in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. See Educator Profile


12 Total Rating(s)
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27 Oct 2019

Good, hope it covered more regarding sedatives as well.

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mary susan delos reyes
25 Sep 2019


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Philippa marriott
01 Aug 2019

Great education

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Louise Schmahl
31 Jul 2019

this was an interesting and in depth discussion on medicaion

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Anna Carter
30 Jul 2019

Very in-depth lecture. An engaging lecturer.

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Melissa Charles
27 Jul 2019


CPD52m of CPD
Total Rating(s)  12
Published21 July 2019
Expires24 February 2020
Medication Safety
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