PCAs and Medications: Administration

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Lecture Overview

Medication administration errors account for 56.8% of medication errors in Australia - so how can we reduce this? In part one of this two-part series on PCAs and medication administration, pharmacist Dr Jenny Gowan provides a refresher on the essential procedures required to safely administer medicines, including the rights of medication administration.


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Dr Jenny Gowan is a practising pharmacist, adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University and clinical associate at RMIT University. She has published over 500 educational articles, has copious experience in presentations and lectures and runs a consulting pharmacy company. Jenny was awarded the 2013 PSA Australian Pharmacist of the Year award and the 2016 AACP-MIMs Consultant Pharmacist of the Year Award. In 2024, she received recognition as a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine as a pharmacist, to professional societies and to community health.
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First Published21 December 2022
Updated21 December 2022
21 December 2024
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