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Digital Seminar

Black Box Warnings: Prescribing Potentially Dangerous Medications Safely


Speaker:
Bob McMullen, EdD, PA-C
Duration:
1 Hour 56 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 19, 2022
Product Code:
POS078447
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Who among us does not prescribe (or have patients taking) antidepressants, diabetic medications or fluoroquinolones? Many commonly prescribed medications contain safety warnings from the FDA, called “Black Box Warnings.” It is easy to forget the warnings on relatively common drugs, and even easier to forget the warnings for less commonly used medications. This presentation will be interactive and fun while Bob McMullen, EdD, PA-C reviews the dangers of many medications, to ensure you are safely prescribing for patients. 

Credits


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 116 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 1.9 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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 1.75 contact hours. Expires: 05/19/2025.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 1.5 self-study contact hours. 

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Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 1.5 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 1.9 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 1.5 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 05/19/2022. It was last reviewed on 05/04/2022 and is valid until . 

 

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 1.5 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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 05/19/2022. It was last reviewed on 05/04/2022 and is valid until 05/05/2025.

 

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 1.75 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

Bob McMullen, EdD, PA-C's Profile

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Bob McMullen, EdD, PA-C, is a physician assistant with more than 30 years of experience in primary care and emergency medicine. He is a respected and sought-after presenter, teaching experienced clinicians on numerous topics, including pharmacology, for the past 20 years. His passions include making complex topics simple and accessible. As a provider and educator, pharmacology and safe prescribing is an on-going area of interest, particularly how mechanisms of action and pharmacokinetics affect drug-drug interactions.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Bob McMullen has an employment relationship with the A.T. Still University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Bob McMullen is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Point of Care Ultrasound.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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Objectives

  1. Distinguish the black box warnings for common medications. 
  2. Analyze complications listed as Black Box Warnings, such as QT prolongation, increased suicidality, increased heart disease...and more! 
  3. Evaluate the dangers of less commonly prescribed medications. 
  4. Determine opportunities to improve prescriptive safety within your own practice.

Outline

Dangerous Medication Considerations for the Heart  

  • NSAIDs 
  • Promotility drugs 
  • Combination oral contraceptives 
  • Thiazolidinediones 
  • Beta blockers 

Dangerous Medication Considerations for Pediatric Patients 

  • Antibiotics (doxycycline, tigecycline) 
  • Opioids 
  • Birth control 
  • Acne meds 
  • RAAS drugs  
  • Misoprostol 

Dangerous Medication Considerations for Breathing  

  • Opioids 
  • Methadone 
  • Tramadol 
  • Inhaled insulin 
  • Nitroprusside 
  • LABAs 

Dangerous Medication Considerations for Blood Gasses 

  • Metformin 
  • Benzocaine-containing sprays or gels  

Dangerous Medication Considerations for Bullae, Blisters, and Biopsies 

  • Antiepileptic drugs 
  • Topical calcineurin inhibitors 
  • Psoralen 
  • Antiemetics 

Dangerous Medication Considerations for Bowels 

  • IBS drugs 
  • NSAIDs 
  • APAP 

Dangerous Medication Considerations for Bleeding 

  • Platelet inhibitors 
  • Thrombin inhibitors 
  • Factor Xa inhibitors 
  • Anticoagulant, Vitamin K Antagonist 

Dangerous Medication Considerations for the Body 

  • Fluoroquinolones 
  • Botulinum toxins 

Dangerous Medication Considerations for the Brain 

  • Antidepressants 
  • Atypical antipsychotics  
  • Amphetamine, dextroamphetamine, lisdexamfetamine 
  • Metoclopramide

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants

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