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Medication in constipation and diarrhoea

04 Aug, 2023

An explanation of the pharmacological approaches

The presentation covers: 

  • Constipation
    • Medications that can cause constipation
    • Medications to manage constipation
    • Case study
  • Diarrhoea
    • Medications that can cause diarrhoea
    • Medications to manage diarrhoea
    • Case study
  • Summary

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About the Presenters

Dr Amanda Cross is an NRHMC Emerging Leader research fellow at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University. Amanda completed her PhD with Monash University in 2019 focussing on optimising medication use and medication management in older people with cognitive impairment. Amanda’s research interests primarily relate to medicine safety and quality use of medicines in older people, particularly those at risk of developing dementia or who are currently living with dementia. She is currently exploring new models of care for translating evidence and guidelines into practice in the residential aged care setting.

Amanda has secured over $4.8million in research funding and has published 26 articles in scientific journals, including 15 first author articles. Amanda continues to practice in a clinical role as a home medication review pharmacist. She is an active member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and was the Victorian Branch Vice President for three years (2018-2021). In 2019 Amanda won the award for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Victorian Early Career Pharmacist of the Year.

Dr Natali Jokanovic is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Infectious Diseases, the Alfred Hospital and Monash University. She currently manages a randomised controlled trial implementing an antimicrobial stewardship program across 12 Victorian residential aged care facilities. Natali is also a practising hospital clinical pharmacist with over ten years of experience in hospital pharmacy. 

Natali completed her PhD at the Centre of Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University, investigating polypharmacy within residential aged care. She then continued her research in deprescribing at transitions of care at the University of Sydney/Royal North Shore Hospital in NSW prior to returning to the Alfred Hospital in Victoria. Her primary research interests include medication optimisation in older people across care settings with a particular focus on residential aged care facilities. 

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