Self-Study | Adult/Geriatric Drug Therapy 2012
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.
- 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.
- 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.
For nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses and health care professioals in all settings
- Prescribing psychotics
- Metabolic syndrome
- Sleep and insomnia
- Pharmacologic management of thyroid diseases
- Resistant hypertension
- Juvenile arthritis
- Heart failure in older adults
- 8.90 Contact hours
- 8.90 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level