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Digital Seminar

Pharmacology: What You Need to Know About Medications in a Rehab Setting


Faculty:
Tom Smith
Duration:
6 Hours 37 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Aug 10, 2012
Product Code:
POS060940
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

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  • Treatment for ADHD, Autism, Stroke, Heart Attack, Diabetes and Others
  • The latest drug information on the most common conditions
  • Medication side effects and their impact on your patients
  • Medication issues specific to patient age and co-morbid conditions
  • “Off-label” uses of medications

Patients you work with everyday are taking various medications, including pain and cardiac, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and anti-anxiety. Attend this seminar by Dr. Tom Smith, credentialed as a doctor of pharmacy & licensed mental health counselor, and learn the most up-to-date information on drugs and how they can affect your patients rehabilitation. Tom will be addressing Inderel, Abilify, Lipitor, Plavix, Xanax, Vicodin, Oxy-Contin and many other drugs in this seminar.

Leave this seminar knowing:

  • Why medications are prescribed for certain conditions
  • Potential combinations
  • Strategies to help your patient understand how medication aids in their recovery
  • Tools to help your patient manage unpleasant side effects, including: altered balance, coordination, digestion and cognition
  • Medication issues specific to age and co-morbid conditions affect rehabilitation
  • The potential for substance abuse
  • Non-compliance issues

OUTLINE

Brain chemistry and the role of neurotransmitters

  • Mechanisms of drug action
  • FDA approval process regarding indications, “off label” and “black box” warnings
  • Issues of age and co-morbid conditions
  • Medication compliance
  • Tools you can use to understand your patients’ medication
  • Risks vs. benefits of medications

Neurological Conditions

  • Stroke
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Spina Bifida
  • Drug effects on the sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system

Cardiovascular Conditions

  • Blood modifiers
  • Dysrhythmia stabilizers
  • “Lifestyle changes”
  • Substance abuse potential
  • Psychotherapist referral

Hypertension

  • Blood pressure medications
  • Potential side effects
  • Falls
  • Fainting
  • Dietary concerns

Orthopedic Injuries

  • The pharmacology of pain and inflammation
  • Hip/shoulder/knee replacements
  • Controversy about drugs for osteoporosis
  • Side effects
  • Abuse/misuse
  • Addiction
  • Withdrawal
  • Overdose
  • Non-compliance and rebound
  • Gastrointestinal side effects

Mental Health Drugs

  • Different classes of drugs, how they “work”, and different clinical uses
  • Antidepressants to Alzheimer’s, with autism, anxiety, hot flashes, and psychosis in between
  • Side effects and risk factors for the different classes of mental health drugs

ADHD

  • The Stimulants
  • Non-stimulants
  • Medications previously used for blood pressure

Autism

  • Behavioral medications
  • Side effects that interfere with rehabilitation goals
  • Cholesterol

OBJECTIVES

  • Explain the concepts behind “mechanism of action” and “therapeutic response” from medications for specific conditions.
  • Summarize how a patient’s age and co-morbid conditions affect rehabilitation.
  • Describe why prescribers may use medications “off-label” and the potential benefits and drawbacks of such use.
  • Identify common side effects associated with drugs used to treat ADHD, autism, stroke, heart attack, diabetes, and other conditions.
  • Interpret how to use a tool that will help your patient adhere to medication therapy.
  • Summarize the logic behind using “foods that require a prescription” to treat certain health conditions.

 


To order the book, Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications, 2nd Ed., please visit our product store.

To order the book, My Mental Health Medication Workbook, please visit our product store.


 

ADA Needs

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

 

Satisfaction Guarantee

Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. 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. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  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 professions standards


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 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

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


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 7.6 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.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 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.


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 6.25 continuing competency hours.


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 6.0 CE credit hours.


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 7.6 contact hours.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 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.



Handouts

Faculty

Tom Smith Related seminars and products: 3

P.D., FASCP, LMHC, NCP, BCCP


Tom Smith, P.D., FASCP, LMHC, NCP, BCCP, is a Doctor of Pharmacy, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Psychologist, and a Board Certified Clinical Counselor.  He holds academic appointments at Butler School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Saint Louis University School of Graduate Nursing, and the University of Phoenix. Tom is a Fellow of the American Society of Consulting Pharmacists.
Tom has spoken on Bipolar Disorder, the DSM-5®, and psychopharmacology throughout the United States, He is the author of Psychopharmacology Made Simple: A Primer, and he is internationally published on the topic of Aromatherapy.

Tom maintains an active private practice in Martinsville, Indiana, where he works with clients of all ages. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tom Smith maintains a private practice.  He will address ‘off-label’ uses of commercial products. Mr. Smith is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc. 

Non-Financial: Tom Smith is nationally published on the Americans with Disabilities Act and receives no compensation.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurse Practitioners, Audiologists

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Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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