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Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses

Designed for advanced practice nurses including clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives who currently work in a primary care setting and are eligible for prescriptive authority

pproved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and State Board of Medicine for Prescriptive Privileges in Pennsylvania, expert faculty will discuss the principles of nursing in the acute and primary care of family members across the lifespan. Proper prescribing, patient education and monitoring procedures for a variety of drug regimens used to treat common acute and chronic diseases are reviewed. Adherence to therapy, drug interactions, drug overuse/abuse, and legal/ethical issues are addressed. The course focuses on appropriate drug regimens for the prevention and treatment of a variety of common acute and chronic diseases. A variety of teaching and evaluation methods will help you to meet the course objectives including, multiple case studies and discussions. 

Topics to include:

* Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics: Principles of Drug Actions

* Heart Failure, Hypertension, Ischemic Heart disease, antiarrhymics, Anticoagulation, Hyperlipidemia

* Contraception, Hormone Replacement, Sexual Dysfunction, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, GERD, PUD

* Anxiety, Depression, Diabetes, Thyroid, Asthma & COPD

* Drug Allergies, Drug Dosing in Renal Dysfunction, CYP 450 Metabolism, Special considerations during pregnancy and lactation, and in Pediatiric and Geriatiric populations

* Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Therapy

* Pain Management, Migraine Headaches, RA, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease, Sleep Disorders, Seizure Disorders

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Claire M. Fagin Hall

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