Online Education | Adult/Geriatric Drug Therapy 2016
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 June 2016 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.
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Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.
After taking this activity set, you will be better able to:
- Identify current guidelines for testing adults and older adults for chronic hepatitis C.
- Recognize practice changes in the management of localized prostate cancer and the potential impact on the harms and benefits of PSA screening.
- Review pharmacology, indications and management of currently available anticoagulants, including the direct oral anticoagulants, in the adult/geriatric population.
- Ascertain differences in medications for those with significant chronic kidney disease.
- Perform initial evaluation of women with overactive bladder.
- Compare and contrast goals and strategies of acute, chronic and palliative pain management.
To earn contact hours for this activity:
- View/listen to the presentations.
- Study the handouts.
- Complete the evaluations.
After submitting the evaluations, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.
- Anne Croghan, MN, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner, Organ Transplant and Liver Center, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle
- John Gore, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Urology, UWMC
- Bethany Samuelson, MD
Senior Fellow, UW/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
- Jon Mignone, MD
Cardiologist, Swedish Medical Center – Cherry Hill Campus, Seattle
- Kathryn Arendt, MD
Urogynecologist, Washington Urology and Urogynecology, Kirkland
- David Tauben, MD
Chief, Division of Pain Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, UWSOM; Medical Director, UW Center for Pain Relief, Seattle; Director of Medical Student Education in Pain Medicine, UWSOM; Co-Principal Investigator, UW NIH Consortium Center of Excellence for Pain Education; Director, UW Telepain, Seattle
- Phyllis Christianson, MN, ARNP, GNP-BC, Geriatric Care Specialist, Nursing Home Services, Group Health, Seattle; Senior Lecturer, BNHS
- Christine Hoyle, DNP, ARNP, FNP, Associate Professor, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle; Nurse Practitioner, International Community Health Services Clinic, Seattle
- Deborah Kearnes, MN, ARNP, Senior Lecturer, BNHS; Nurse Practitioner, Residential Care Team, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle
- Linda Pedersen, MN, ARNP, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Port Hadlock Medical Care, Port Hadlock; Director, Nurse Practitioner Pathway, School of Health Sciences, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle
- Joan Riesland, MEd, BSN, RN, Continuing Education Specialist and Lead Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing, Seattle
- Kumhee A. Ro, DNP, ARNP, Lecturer and ARNP, UW School of Nursing, Seattle
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- 6.30 Contact hours
- 6.30 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level