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Live Webinar

Advanced Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Professionals


Speaker:
Terry Rzepkowski, DPT, MS, BS
Duration:
Half Day
Product Code:
LWC065430
Brochure Code:
PWZ91524
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar

Dates

Normal Price:      $199.99 - Now:  $49.99 - Exclusive offer when combined with this live training.

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: Each purchase includes CE credit for one individual (participants in full attendance 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, Q&A, and others.

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, interactive webinar only. This webinar is being broadcast live in real-time and must be attended live, in its entirety, in order to earn credit. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web-based activities are 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 info@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 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. 


Athletic Trainers

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Chiropractors

PESI is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. This activity consists of 4.0 CE hours of instruction in the following subjects: Chemistry (.05hrs); 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 #91524PWZ. No more than 4.0 total CE hours may be earned for this activity.

 

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**Please note that Chiropractors and/or Chiropractor Assistants must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to PACE.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This activity has been submitted to AOTA for review. Approval pending. 


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 continuing education credits.

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Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 4.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This 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.


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 activity consists of 4.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 4.0 continuing competency hours.


Hawaii Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 4.0 continuing education credit hours for Hawaii Physical Therapists. The Continuing Competence Requirements Under HRS Chapter 461J-10.13 for Hawaii Licensed Physical Therapists part III. A. 3. 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.


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 course qualifies for 4.0 CE Credit Hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This 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 I 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. Participants must attend at least three (3) contact hours to receive Category I credit. Participants who complete less than three (3) contact hours will receive Category II credit.


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This activity consists of 4.0 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Physical Therapists. Regulation R. 338.7163 states the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. 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.


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 course qualifies for 4.8 contact hours. 


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.


Oklahoma Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course 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.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

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


Tennessee Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This activity consists of 4.0 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Physical Therapists. Rule 1150-01-.12(5)(d) states the Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy continuing education. 


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider  and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: . 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.


Utah Physical Therapists & 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 activity consists of 4.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 4.0 continued competency credit hours for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (1)(c) states that type 1 continued competency credits can be earned by attending courses that are directly related to the clinical practice of physical therapy and have been approved by local, state, or federal government agencies. 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.


Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 240 continuing education minutes 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.


Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 30-minute break. Break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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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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