Smith and Nephew Wound Care Seminar - Wednesday September 9th 2020
On September 9th I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend the Wound Care Webinar presented by Smith & Nephew. This session was really interesting and informative. I used to always believe the old wives tale of 'let the air get at it' to aid in healing a wound, and was fascinated to learn the science and Evidence Based Practice theories behind what is known as 'Wet Wound Healing'. I can take this knowledge to not only patients, but also family and friends who may ask me for advice and now give them much better information on how to heal their wounds effectively with much better and quicker outcomes. It was also a lot of fun testing out the samples provided by Smith & Nephew as you can see from my photos! Thanks for hosting this event Chloe and the GUAPS team!
Second year representative
The Smith & Nephew Wound Care Training Session gave me an insight of different types of wounds and the types of dressings available in the pharmacy that can be used to treat them. This educational session emphasised the importance of wound care in recovery to not only prevent infection and speed up healing processes but also minimise scarring. It was very helpful, I learnt a lot from it, I didn't know that they have dressings to treat different types of wounds and they even have ones for fragile skin types as well. Apparently, they designed the dressings so that they can provide the best condition to aid the healing process of the wound. They also provided us a pack of different types of coverings, so we can visualise how and when to use them. Overall, despite being delivered online, the event was very well-organised, allowing the interactions between the presenter and the attendees.
Pharmacology and Toxicology representative
Pharmacology and Toxicology representative
Financial Wellness Webinar - Tuesday 28th July 2020
This trimester GUAPS partnered with Guild Super and Pitcher Partners Accounting to present a webinar on financial wellness as a pharmacist. Topics included an introduction to superannuation and insurance, along with an inside scoop on the steps to becoming a pharmacy owner! Our presenters Ben Fagan (from Guild Super) and Jason Allen (from Pitcher Partners Accounting) gave out important advice on navigating the financial world, and included hints on how to start now and get yourself ahead for later! Don’t worry if you missed out, you can check out this link to watch the whole session unfold. Any questions related to the seminar can be directed to Ben Fagan at BFagan@guildtrusteeservices.com.au
Online OSCE Practice Sessions - trimester 1
In trimester 1 GUAPS took our education sessions digital to accommodate all our members studying at home! We held two interactive OSCE sessions, ran by our fourth year members. These sessions helped inform our first and second year students about what an OSCE is, and gave them inside tips from our senior students. Our more experienced third and fourth year students got to jump in and practice their patient friendly questioning skills in virtual team OSCEs. It was great to see our members getting involved, and participating in the positive peer-supportive environment we were able to create. In our second session we were also lucky enough to be supported by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, who helped provide guidance on asking patients the more uncomfortable questions we see on a daily basis in the pharmacy. Stay tuned for future OSCE study sessions!
I found the OSCE practice sessions very beneficial, particularly as a 2nd year student. It was my first introduction OSCEs, how to be prepared for them and what they entailed. OSCEs being a previously foreign concept to me, I found the information that was supplied and how the students ran the course to be extremely useful. We got split into smaller groups, just with students from our year, making it a comfortable environment. We went through an introduction to what they were and what the different scenarios could be, as well as looking at a marking guide and an example situation that we could attempt ourselves. Overall, it allowed be to have a solid understanding of OSCEs going into trimester 2
GUAPS member, Second Year B.Pharm