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Digital Seminar

Rapid Response Pharmacotherapy – Update & Pearls


Speaker:
Andrea Sikora, PharmD, MSCR, BCCCP, FCCM
Duration:
2 Hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Nov 09, 2023
Product Code:
POS059637
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

In this two-hour module, participants will review the role of medications in rapid response scenarios, including bradycardia, tachycardia, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, sepsis, etc. In these scenarios, medications must be given in a time critical manner to provide life-saving intervention while still adhering to safe medication practices. After reviewing current guidelines for medication use as well as late breaking literature, participants will apply knowledge in a series of patient cases.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 2.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 120 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 contact hours. Expires: 10/26/2026.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 2.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 2.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 11/9/2023. It was last reviewed on 11/3/2023 and is valid until 11/03/2026

 

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 11/9/2023. It was last reviewed on 11/3/2023 and is valid until 11/03/2026.

 

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Speaker

Andrea Sikora, PharmD, MSCR, BCCCP, FCCM's Profile

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University of Georgia


Andrea Sikora, PharmD, MSCR, BCCCP, FCCM is a clinical associate professor at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Pharmacy and a practicing critical care pharmacist at Augusta University Medical Center. Dr. Sikora earned her Doctor of Pharmacy training at UGA before completing two years of post-graduate residency training at The University of North Carolina Medical Center, where she specialized in critical care. She earned her Master of Science in clinical research from Emory University. Dr. Sikora is a federally funded researcher studying how to apply artificial intelligence to optimize outcomes of ICU medications.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Andrea Sikora has employment relationships with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and the Augusta University Medical Center Pharmacy. She receives grants from the UGA College of Pharmacy Foundation, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Critical Care Practice & Research Network, the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Andrea Sikora is a self published author. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Andrea Sikora is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

 


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Objectives

  1. Analyze the role of medications in advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) algorithms.
  2. Evaluate key supporting literature of ACLS medications.
  3. Identify dosing and administration pearls for medications in rapid response settings.
  4. Apply best practices to patient cases.

Outline

Arrhythmias
  • Tachycardia: beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, etc.
  • Bradycardia: atropine, pressors, etc.
  • Atrial fibrillation; amiodarone, beta-blockers, etc.
Cardiac arrest
  • Pulseless electrical activity: epinephrine, Hs & Ts
  • Ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation: epinephrine, amiodarone, lidocaine
Thromboembolic events
  • pulmonary embolism: alteplase, heparin
  • Stroke: tenecteplase
  • Myocardial infarction: management strategies
Shock & Sepsis
  • Hemodynamic resuscitation & monitoring: fluids, volume
  • Sepsis early management: antibiotics, pressors, fluids
Best practices for safe medication use
  • Administration pearls (syringes, flushes)
  • Safe practices
Cases

Target Audience

  • Nurses 
  • Physicians 
  • Physician Assistants

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