Online Education | Adult/Geriatric Drug Therapy 2014
This online course is designed as a pharmacology update for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses and healthcare professionals in all settings. Each module focuses on current recommendations and controversies regarding drug therapy for common problems in adult and geriatric health and include appropriate pharmacotherapeutic principles and recommendations for patient education.
Lectures were recorded in May 2014 at a conference in Seattle, Washington provided by Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Teaching methods include video, audio and downloadable handouts.
Publish Date: August 11, 2014. This course will be available for three years from this date.
Comments from registrants
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After taking this activity set, you will be better able to:
- Discuss relevant principles of physiology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
- Give a rationale for selecting a 'drug of choice'.
- Identify the goals of drug therapy.
- Identify desired drug effects and evaluate patient response.
- Describe special dosage situations.
- Identify appropriate patient learning needs.
To earn contact hours for this activity:
- View/listen to the presentations.
- Study the handouts.
- Complete the Post-Test.
- Complete the evaluation.
After submitting the evaluation, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.
- Bonnie V. Baker, MD
Physician, Internal Medicine, Group Health, Seattle
- Paula Cox-North, PhD, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner, HMC; Clinical Assistant Professor, UW School of Nursing
- Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD
Assistant Medical Director, Madison Clinic; Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UW
- Vishesh Kapur, MD, MPH
Director of Sleep Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, HMC; Professor, UWSOM
- Debra Laurent, MN, ARNP, ACNP
Cardiovascular and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Swedish Heart and Vascular, Seattle; Clinical Assistant Professor, BNHS
- Laurie Soine, PhD, ARNP, ACNP
Nurse Practitioner and Teaching Associate, Department of Radiology, UW Medicine/UW Medical Center, Seattle; Commissioner, State of Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Olympia
- Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH, MA
Assistant Professor , Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UWSOM; Investigator and Acting Associate Director for Education and Clinical Center, VA Puget Sound, Seattle
UW=University of Washington, Seattle
For nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses and health care professionals in all settings.
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