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Pharmacology Fundamentals for Therapists- Live Webinar- Two Sessions

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Webinar
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   10
Registration Fee:   $369

Objectives Upon completion of this course, the participant will: Describe basic factors that control drug uptake, bioavailability, and metabolism. List benefits, limitations, and adverse effects of drug families used to treat inflammation and pain. Classify drug families and drugs used to treat disorders and diseases of the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiorespiratory, and endocrine systems. Describe how drug choices and administration influence therapy outcomes, including common errors in drug administration committed by patients. Understand the unique impact of patient gender and heritage on drug effects and risks. Define potential harms and drug interactions for over-the-counter medications and herbals.

Patients undergoing therapy routinely take both prescription drugs and OTC medicines that ultimately influence treatment outcomes. Therapists with knowledge of these medicines practice safer, more effective therapy. The course will examine Rx and non-Rx medicine used in the therapy setting and will cover adverse effects that influence treatment and outcomes. Information will focus on drug actions and patient errors when treating pain, as well as common disorders of the musculoskeletal, neurologic, cardiorespiratory, and endocrine systems. Common OTC drugs and herbals are examined for occult hazards and drug interactions. Unique responses of gender and special populations will be emphasized. Electronic resources for free drug-related information will be demonstrated.

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