Self-Study | Adult/Geriatric Drug Therapy 2012

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Identify appropriate patient learning needs.This online series is designed as a pharmacology update for nurse practitioners at the advanced practice level. 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 2012 at a conference in Seattle, Washington sponsored by the University of Washington School of Nursing. Teaching methods include lecture and downloadable handouts.

Publish Date: June 21, 2012. This course will be available for three years from this date.
 
 

Learning objectives

After taking this activity set, you will be better able to:
  • Describe 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 patient response.
  • Describe special dosage situations.
  • Identify appropriate patient learning needs.

Faculty

  • Michael Chen, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), HMC and UWMC, Seattle
  • Timothy Evans, MD, PhD, FACP
    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine; Senior Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest; Attending Physician, General Internal Medicine Center, UWMC-Roosevelt
  • Karen Huisinga, MN, ARNP, FNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Rheumatology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle; Clinical Faculty, Psychosocial & Community Health, Nursing, UW, Seattle
  • Vishesh Kapur, MD, MPH
    Director of Sleep Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, HMC; Professor, Medicine, UW, Seattle
  • Debra Laurent, MN, ARNP, ACNP
    Cardiovascular and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Seattle Cardiology, Swedish Heart and Vascular, Seattle; Clinical Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, UW School of Nursing, Seattle
  • Raimund Pichler, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor, Nephrology, UW
  • Donna Poole, MSN, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC
    Interim Chief Medical Officer and Primary Care Psychiatric Consultant, Kitsap Mental Health Services, Bremerton; Commissioner, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia.

Target Audience

For nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses and health care professioals in all settings

Additional Information

Format: 
Audio and Video
Topics: 
 
  • Prescribing psychotics
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Sleep and insomnia
  • Pharmacologic management of thyroid diseases
  • Resistant hypertension
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Heart failure in older adults
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 8.90 Contact hours
  • 8.90 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Available: 
06/21/2012
Expires: 
10/27/2016
Cost:
$195.00

Available Credit

  • 8.90 Contact hours
  • 8.90 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
 
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Cost:
$195.00
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