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The Basics Of Pharmacology - An Overview

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours Pharmacology: 3 hours
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Course Summary

The science of pharmacology and the responsibility relationship building with patients are important elements of a health professional’s clinical knowledge and skills to provide safe and appropriate pharmacotherapeutic regimens in everyday practice. Interdisciplinary members of the health team are required to continually interpret specific patient health data to implement and evaluate outcomes of medication treatment. All health clinicians are increasingly relying on practice guidelines and the applied specialized training of health team members when obtaining the patient health history to improve therapeutic medication regimens, avoid adverse effects, and to safely and effectively treat a disease state.

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Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.          Advancements In Medication Treatments

III.        Understanding Dosing Regimens

IV.         Fundamental Principles Of Pharmacology

1.   Pharmacokinetics

2.   Drug Absorption

3.   Drug Distribution

4.   Drug Metabolism

5.   Plateau Principle and Plasma Concentration

6.   Pharmacodynamics

7.   Receptor Theory

8.   General Classes of Antagonists

V.           Pharmacotherapy: Implications For Clinicians

1.   Quantal Dose Effect Curves

2.   Therapeutic Index

3.   Noncompetitive Antagonists

4.   Partial and Full Agonists

5.   Irreversible Inhibitors

VI.         Drug Classification And Schedules

1.   Schedule I Drugs

2.   Schedule II Drugs

3.   Schedule III Drugs

4.   Schedule IV Drugs

5.   Schedule V Drugs

6.   Regulation and Approval

7.   Range of Effective and Safe Dosing

8.   Monitoring Requirements for Clinicians

9.   Key Principles of Drug Management

VII.      Pharmacotherapy And Informed Consent

1.   Communication Prior to Medication Administration

2.   Types and Methods of Medication Administration

3.   Patient Education and Informed Consent

VIII.    Summary


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