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Critical Care And Emergency Medicine Pharmacology

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours Pharmacology: 4 hours
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Course Summary

Safe administration of medication in critical care and emergency settings is paramount to ensure optimal outcomes for patients. The most experienced medical and nursing clinicians are well aware of the fragility of critical care patients and the potential for the smallest mistake to result in serious consequences. Understanding the purpose, administration, monitoring, and potential consequences of pharmacological agents available to critical care and emergency department clinicians is necessary for them to make use of potentially life-saving treatments. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series on Critical Care Pharmacology.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Overview: Medication Safety

III.         Pharmacokinetics

1.   Drug Absorption

2.   Drug Distribution

3.   Drug Metabolism

4.   Drug Excretion

IV.          Pharmacodynamics

V.            Common Medication Types In Critical Care

1.   Sedative Medications

2.   Analgesic Medications

3.   Paralytic Medications

4.   Vasopressor Drugs

VI.          Summary

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