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Digital Seminar

Advanced Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Professionals


Speaker:
Terry Rzepkowski, DPT, MS, BS
Duration:
Approx. 4 Hours
Copyright:
May 13, 2024
Product Code:
POS065430
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

You understand the intricate dance between medication and movement…but how often do you pause and dive deep into the world of pharmacology to truly understand its profound impact on your day-to-day interventions? Now is the time to ensure that every step, every stretch, every therapeutic touch you provide is optimized, informed, and impactful.

  • Bridge the Gap: This isn’t your run of the mill pharmacology course – it’s tailored specifically for rehab and movement professionals.
  • From Basics to Mastery: Whether you’re revisiting pharmacokinetics or delving into the functional implications of neuromuscular agents, this program covers the spectrum. It’s curated knowledge - everything you need, and nothing you don’t.
  • Hands-On & Relevant: Real-life case studies, interactive group discussions, and practical tools to empower your practice. Understand not just the ‘what’, but the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of medications’ impacts on rehabilitation.
  • Safety First: In a world grappling with the opioid crisis, be equipped, be informed. Discover the functional consequences of opioid use and how you can be part of the solution.
  • Tech-Savvy Solutions: Cutting-edge apps that offer rapid medication identification and insights, right at your fingertips.

Dive into the world of pharmacology and emerge with a renewed sense of purpose, expertise, and passion for your profession.

Credit

Planning Committee Disclosure - Relevant relationships

Mike Studer receives a speaking honorarium from SMARTFit. His relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company has been mitigated.
 
Dr. Danny Porcelli is an independent contractor presenter with RockTape USA. His relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company has been mitigated.
 
All other 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 remaining 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, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. 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. 
For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before purchase.

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 4.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Occupational Therapists - Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 09443. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at .4  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 


Occupational Therapists - Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 4.0​ continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Occupational Therapists - Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 4.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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Physical Therapists - Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 4.0 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Physical Therapists - Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This self-study activity consists of 4.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


Physical Therapists - California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 4.0 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists - Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 4.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Physical Therapists - Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 4.0 CE credit hours.


Physical Therapists - Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 4.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category 1 continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.

 


Physical Therapists - New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 4.8 contact hours.


Physical Therapists - North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216.000270. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 4.0 continuing education hours.


Physical Therapists - Oklahoma Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This asynchronous activity consists of 4.0 continuing education credit hours for Oklahoma Physical Therapists. Oklahoma Administrative Code 435:20-9-3.1 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs offered by providers approved by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Physical Therapists - Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 4.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Physical Therapists - Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2406032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: Intermediate. This activity will provide 4.0 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Physical Therapists - Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 4.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Physical Therapists - Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 4.0 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Physical Therapists - Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 4.0 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Physicians - 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 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 05/13/2024. It was last reviewed on 02/21/2024 and is valid until 02/21/2027.

 

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.


Massage Therapists - Florida Massage Therapists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider #50-399. This course is offered for 4.0 self-study CE hours.

*Please note: this course was not designed to meet requirements for the "relevant to and focused on massage therapy techniques, skills or protocols" category by distance learning. 


Chiropractors - Chiropractors

PESI is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. This online course consists of 4.0 CE hours of instruction in the following subjects: Chemistry (.25hrs); Differential/Physical Diagnosis (.25hrs); Documentation (.25hrs); Evidence-Based Outcomes (.25hrs); History and Exam (.25hrs); Mental Health (.25hrs); Neurology (.25hrs); Opioid Management (.25hrs); Orthopedics (.25hrs); Pain Management (.25hrs); Pathology (.25hrs); Patient Communication (.25hrs); Rehabilitation of Joints (.25hrs); Risk Management (.25hrs); Toxicology/Pharmacology (.25hrs); Wellness/Supportive Care (.25hrs)   . Approval #065430/051324. 

 

For a list of boards that accept PACE courses, please visit this website: https://pacex.fclb.org/pages/BoardRequirements.php

 

**Please note that Chiropractors and/or Chiropractor Assistants must complete the post-test and evaluation and answer yes to the PACE Chiropractor evaluation question if they would like their participation submitted to PACE.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 4.0 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.



Speaker

Terry Rzepkowski, DPT, MS, BS's Profile

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Terry L. Rzepkowski, DPT, MS, BS, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with specialization in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Throughout his 37-year career, he has specialized in Orthopedics, specifically: Musculoskeletal out-patient rehab as an independent private practitioner, Total Joint Replacement Surgery, and Sports Medicine. A professor in the Health Science department for Nova Southeastern University, Terry provides instruction in Anatomy, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, and Neuro anatomy; Terry has extensive knowledge in relating the complexities of the Orthopedic joint replacement patient. Terry's current clinical role as home care therapist working exclusively with orthopedic surgical patients in Tampa, FL provides a platform for staying abreast of the latest techniques and protocols utilized in joint care rehab. As a sought-after presenter, he enjoys sharing his knowledge with interdisciplinary audiences around the country. Terry has spoken professionally on shoulder, knee, and hip injuries with advances in orthopedic management.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Terry Rzepkowski has employment relationships with PTCE, Presbyterian College, College of Health Care Sciences, National Healthcare Licensing Solutions Inc, Varsity Tutors, Integrity Therapy Solutions, Medical Minds in Motion/Elite, Allied Health Education, and Mobility Masters, Inc. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.


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Objectives

  1. Identify the functional impact of common medications on rehabilitation outcomes.
  2. Examine the functional implications of medications frequently prescribed to geriatric rehab patients.
  3. Determine the functional consequences of opioid-based medications in the context of rehabilitation.
  4. Identify medication and its direct implications on therapy and patient function.

Outline

Principles of Pharmacology: Why Pharmacology Matters for Rehab Professionals

  • Impact on rehabilitation outcomes
  • Patient safety and maximizing therapeutic interventions
  • Pharmacokinetics - Absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion
  • Pharmacodynamics - Mechanism of action and therapeutic effects
  • Drug Interactions - Synergistic, additive, and antagonistic effects

Common Medications and Their Impact on Rehabilitation

  • Cardiovascular Medications - Beta blockers, diuretics, ACE inhibitors, etc.
    • Effects on heart rate, blood pressure, and endurance
  • Pain Management - Opioids, NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, etc.
    • Considerations in pain assessment and intervention
  • Neuromuscular Agents - Antiepileptics, dopaminergic agents for Parkinson’s, etc.
    • Impacts on coordination, balance, and muscle tone
  • Psychotropic Medications - Antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, etc.
    • Implications for cognition, mood, and behavior during therapy
  • Respiratory Medications - Bronchodilators, corticosteroids, etc.
    • Influence on breathing patterns, endurance, and aerobic capacity
  • Medications for Bone Health - Bisphosphonates, calcium, vitamin D, etc.
    • Relevance in fracture prevention and bone strengthening exercises

Special Considerations in Geriatric Population

  • Polypharmacy – prevalence
  • Strategies to address and mitigate polypharmacy
  • Age-related changes: altered metabolism and excretion
  • Sensitivity to medications and side effects

Recognize Medication-Induced Changes: Medications Leading to Adverse Effects Relevant to Rehabilitation

  • Assessment and management strategies
  • Dizziness, vertigo, and falls
  • Fatigue and sedation
  • Impact on participation and endurance in therapy
  • Cognitive and mood changes
  • Modifications and precautions
  • Adjustments in therapy approach and environment

Patient Education and Collaboration

  • Empowering patients
    • Importance of medication adherence
    • Recognize side effects and when to seek medical advice

The Interdisciplinary Approach: Collaboration with Other Healthcare Professionals

  • Pharmacists, nurses, and physicians
  • Value of collaboration between PT, OT, and other allied health professionals
  • Sharing observations and concerns for optimal patient care
  • Advocacy and interdisciplinary communication

Case Studies and Practical Application

  • Real-life scenarios to analyze and discuss
  • Collaborative problem-solving and knowledge sharing
  • Importance of continuous learning in the ever-evolving field of pharmacology
  • Promoting the role of rehab professionals in medication management and patient care

Target Audience

  • Athletic Trainers
  • Chiropractors
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Podiatrists
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Massage Therapists
  • Other rehabilitation and fitness professionals

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