Mr Simon Potts

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Simon is the Senior Pharmacist for the Intensive and Critical Care Unit at the Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, as well as a lecturer in the College of Medicine and Public Health at Fllinders University, Adelaide. Simon has a strong interest in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and the practical application of these fields to improve outcomes in critically ill patients. In 2017 Simon's postgraduate work in this field was recognised at the ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting with the Best Allied Health research award. Simon's other areas of interest include medication safety and clinical pharmacy.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science with Honors (Flinders University)

Bachelor of Pharmacy (University of South Australia)

Honours, awards and grants

2017- Best Allied Health Oral Paper - ANZICS/ACCCN ASM- 'Continuous infusion of vancomycin is superior to intermittent dosing in critically ill patients'

Research expertise
Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research interests

- Critical Care Pharmacology

- Critical Care Pharmacokinetics

- Clinical Pharmacy

- Translation of clinical pharmacokinetics to improving patient care

- Medication Safety

Teaching interests

2018

University of Hong Kong - Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine - Clinical Pharmacy - Topics - 'Intensive Care Respiratory Medicine'

2017

University of Hong Kong - Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine - Clinical Pharmacy - Topics - 'Intensive Care Gastroenterology'

2016

University of South Australia- School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences- PHAR 4018- Advanced Therapeutics - Topics - 'Antimicrobial Resistance'

2013

Coordinator - Pharmacy Intern Training Program - Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Ongoing Teaching Commitments

ICCU Registrar education sessions

Flinders Medical Centre Division of Pharmacy education sessions

SA Pharmacy Pharmacy Intern education sessions and supervision

University of South Australia 4th year student pleacement education and supervision

SPECIFIC INTERESTS

Pharmacokinetcs - By teaching the importance of pharmacokinetics to all involved in the prescribing and monitoring of drug therapy in critically ill patients we can optimise the drug therapy in critically ill patients

Clinical Pharmacy- Teaching and mentoring pharmacy students, interns and junior staff the important role a clinical pharmacist plays in optimising care in a functional multi-discipinary team

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