The Australian Prescriber Podcast provides a regular dive into some of the many great articles that Australian Prescriber publishes every two months. In each episode, one of our hosts will chat with an author from a recent issue of Australian Prescriber.

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Episode 64 – Antimicrobial use in aged care

Are antibiotics overused in aged care? Dhineli Perera interviews Noleen Bennett about the results of the latest Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey, which show there is room for improvement. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 63 – Immunomodulatory drugs in pregnancy and lactation

David Liew interviews Kathy Paizis about autoimmune drugs and which ones can be taken safely by pregnant and lactating women. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 62 – Prescribing Skills Assessment

David Liew interviews Claire Harrison and Sarah Hilmer about the importance of testing medical graduates on their competence to prescribe. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 61 – Dose adjustment in chronic kidney disease

Dhineli Perera interviews Darren Roberts about how to calculate adjustments in drug doses for people with chronic kidney disease. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 60 – Stopping and switching antipsychotic drugs

Ashlea Broomfield interviews Nicholas Keks about the challenging task of stopping and switching antipsychotic drugs. Read the full article, and try the tool in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 59 – Ulcer and wound management guidelines

Justin Coleman interviews Stephen Yelland about the latest updates from Therapeutic Guidelines for ulcer and wound management.

Episode 58 – Blood pressure - when to treat?

Justin Coleman interviews Emily Atkins about the tricky topic of when to start treating someone’s high blood pressure. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 57 – Meningococcal vaccines

Meningococcal disease is changing in Australia. Dhineli Perera interviews Nicholas Wood about what vaccines are available and who should be vaccinated. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.

Episode 56 – Safety of computerised prescribing in hospitals

Jo Cheah interviews Melissa Baysari about the pros and cons of electronic prescribing systems in the hospital setting. Read the full article in Australian Prescriber.