Simulation Learning in Pharmacy

8:30am Saturday, 17 February 2018
5:00pm Saturday, 17 February 2018
Novotel Sydney Central
169-179 Thomas Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

In this one-day event, participate in two workshops using multidisciplinary collaborative learning, to discover how pharmacists can use simulation to improve their practice.

Gaining access: how are you going to give that?

Hospital pharmacy staff are often asked to provide advice around administration of medicines when the oral route is not suitable. This hands-on workshop will let you touch, test, see and ask about the various devices which are used to administer medicines and access the circulatory system. You will come away with a greater appreciation of the complexities of following out your advice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast lines and tubing used in medication administration
  • Discuss the challenges associated with medication administration via invasive devices
  • Perform simulated administration of medications via unlicensed routes using altered drug formulations

Ready Set MET

Have you ever wondered what happens when a patient clinically deteriorates on the ward and a Medical Response Team (MET) or Rapid Response Team (RRT) rushes to their bedside?  During this workshop, you will have a chance to practice as a MET pharmacist on the ‘SHPA Medical Response Team’.  In this interactive workshop and virtual case, you will learn how you can integrate the skills required of a MET Pharmacist into your day to day practice and as an integral team member.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the role of the pharmacist in the Medical Emergency Team (MET) or Rapid Response Team (RRT)
  • Recognise physiological signs commonly observed in the deteriorating patient
  • Implement a medication plan for the treatment of rapidly deteriorating patients with sepsis, a medication overdose and acute seizures
Registration ratesMember Non-Member
Early bird (Extended until 12 Feb)$496$620
Standard rate$644.80$806

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Contact Information

Additional Information


  • Karlee Johnston, BPharm MClinPharm, Pharmacy Team Leader Division of Critical Care, Canberra Hospital ACT
  • Jared Brown, BPharm(Hons) FSHP MPH GradDipClinEpi(ClinTox) IPPC, Head of NSW Poisons Information Centre, NSW Poisons Information Centre


This activity has been accredited for 3 hours of Group-1 CPD, and 2.5 hours of Group-2 CPD (a total of 8 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2018/12

Competency Standards

The program addresses the following pharmacy competency standards:

  • Standard 2.2.1 Show a commitment to interprofessional practice
  • Standard 2.2.2 Engage in teamwork and consultation
  • Standard 3.1.1 Obtain relevant health and medicines information
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
  • Standard 3.2.1 Administer medicines
  • Standard 3.2.2 Provide primary care and promote judicious use of medicines

(National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016)