Seminar in Critical Care

Advanced Seminar in Critical Care

8:30am Saturday, 14 October 2017
5:00pm Saturday, 14 October 2017
Sofitel Gold Coast,
81 Surf Parade
Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

The advanced critical care seminar is designed for experienced pharmacists who work in the complex field of critical care medicine. The seminar will include presentations and case studies in the areas of antimicrobial dosing, cardiac and neuro-critical care, an update on resuscitation fluids, and simulation exercises. The seminar also provides a forum for discussion and advice amongst attendees and presenters and gives pharmacists working in the area an opportunity to network and meet critical care experts. Prior attendance at the foundation seminar in critical care is recommended but not essential.


Learning objectives

At the end of the seminar participants will be able to:

  • Describe factors influencing antimicrobial dosing in critically ill patients
  • Identify management options (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) for status epilepticus
  • Describe the contribution of new evidence in critical care to therapeutic treatment options
  • Describe the pharmacist role within ICU teams and leadership models and in emotional support
  • Develop and communicate management plans for simulated patient cases

Registration Rates: Early bird rate extended until COB Friday 15 September 2017.

Member early bird: $496
Non-member early bird:$620


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Additional Information


Mel Ankravs – Senior ICU Pharmacist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria

Belinda Badman, Pharmacist Team Leader, Critical Care, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

Os Cotta, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane

Liz Crowe, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane

Annie Egan, ICU Pharmacist, Nelson Hospital New Zealand

Bianca Levkovich,  Monash University, Melbourne

Michael Reade, Staff Intensivist, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane

Jason Roberts, Pharmacist Consultant, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane

Natasha Truloff, Senior ICU Pharmacist, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane

This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of Group-1 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) plus 3.25 hours of Group-2 (or 6.5 CPD credits) – a total of 8.5 credits, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The acdreditation number is: S2017/60.

The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:

2.1 Communicate effectively
2.3 Collaborate with members of the health care team
2.6 Plan and manage professional contribution
3.3 Manage pharmacy infrastructure and resources
4.2 Consider the appropriateness of prescribed medicines
7.1 Contribute to therapeutic decision-making
7.2 Provide ongoing medication management

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2010


2.2.1 Show a commitment to interprofessional practice
2.2.2 Engage in teamwork and consultation
2.3.1 Use appropriate communication skills
3.1.1 Obtain relevant health and medicines information
3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
3.2.1 Administer medicines
3.2.2 Provide primary care and promote judicious use of medicines
3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
3.2.5 provide counselling and information for safe and effective medication management
3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
4.1.2 Apply reflective skills for self-assessment
4.1.3 Display self-motivation, an innovative mindset and motivate others
4.2.1 Work with established systems
4.2.2 Plan and prioritise work
4.2.4 Monitor progress and priorities
4.5.3 Contribute to the efficient and effective use of resources

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016