Vic Branch | COVID-19: Victorian pharmacist experiences during the pandemic

6:30pm Wednesday, 23 September 2020
7:30pm Wednesday, 23 September 2020

This webinar will examine the management of COVID-19 patients in various settings and during varied stages of the pandemic.  Real case examples will be discussed, including COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment and management within a private hospital ICU, and requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the presentation of a patient with severe COVID-19 disease
  • Describe management options for early stage COVID-19 disease
  • Review the evidence-base for these management options
  • Consider the impact of limited evidence on treatment decision making and shared medical management
  • Describe the pharmacist role in facilitating timely care of COVID-19 patients in a private hospital
  • Overview the role and function of ECMO in management of critically ill COVID-19 patients
  • Describe issues arising in the management of critically ill COVID-19 patients using patient case examples
  • Outline the extended hours pharmacy service at Alfred Health in the Intensive Care and General Medicine units

This webinar will commence at 6:30pm AEST

Registration rates:

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Non-member: $50

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Contact Information

Additional Information


  • Stephanie Alexander, Clinical Team Leader, Slade Pharmacy, Epworth Hospital Richmond, Vic
  • Grainne Hughes, ICU Senior Pharmacist, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic

Competency Standards:

The program addresses the following pharmacy competency standards:

  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 3.5.2 Promote evidence-based medicine use
  • Standard 4.7.6 Work across service delivery boundaries

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016


This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group-1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2020/52.