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Introduction to Prescribing Controlled Substances
Introduction to Prescribing Controlled Substances


  • An understanding of controlled substances is key to safe prescribing for the Advanced Nurse Practitioner. In this presentation, the Advanced Nurse Practitioner will learn about State and Federal laws that apply to the authority relating to prescribing controlled substances. In particular, ethical and fiscal considerations of prescribing will be considered. It is important for the ANP to understand the indications and contraindications for controlled substances—particularly schedule 2 drugs.


    2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Prescribing Controlled Substances Safely
Prescribing Controlled Substances Safely


  • Controlled substances encompass a wide variety of medications from pain relievers to diet medications. An understanding of these drugs will help the Advanced Nurse Practitioner more safely treat patients in both the hospital and outpatient settings. In this presentation, controlled substances and their schedules will be described.


    2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Implications to Prescribing Controlled Substances
Implications to Prescribing Controlled Substances


  • Safe prescribing of controlled substances mandates that the Advanced Nurse Practitioner is aware of State and Federal laws regulating this process. In this presentation, rules for prescribing each of the controlled substances will be discussed. Methods to decrease drug diversion including risk evaluation mitigation strategies, prescription drug monitoring programs, and dear prescriber letters will also be illustrated.


    2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Top Drugs in Acute Care
Top Drugs in Acute Care


  • This presentation begins with the most common reasons for a patient to present in the acute care, urgent care and emergent settings, followed by an in-depth discussion of hot pharmacologic topics. Newer therapies to treat an array of acute conditions of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems are covered. Updates for pain management and conscious sedation are compared...

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    3 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Exploring the Top 20 Drugs
Exploring the Top 20 Drugs


  • This talk explores the current top 20 prescribed drugs by their categories of use for indications ranging from cardiovascular disease, pain, infection, endocrine disorders, and others. Commonly prescribed drugs are discussed with respect to their mechanism, safety, and special populations for use. A brief discussion of the top 20 street and abused drugs is also included...

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    2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Infectious Diseases Update
Infectious Diseases Update


  • This presentation provides the most up-to-date information to help the nurse practitioner update knowledge in emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. Relevant pharmacotherapeutic options and controversies in the management of infectious diseases are explored. In addition, vaccinations guidelines in adults and healthcare-associated disease concerns are covered.

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    2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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New Drug Update
New Drug Update

  • A wide array of new drugs have been developed and marketed recently, which provide advanced practice nurses with additional treatment options to cater more specifically to a patient’s individualized needs.

    Included in this session is information on:

    New drugs that are marketed for a wide array of conditions, including cystic fibrosis, overactive bladder, infectious diseases, leukemia, and many more

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    2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Antibiotics Update
Antibiotics Update


  • In this update, the participant will learn about the basics of antibiotics with respect to mechanism of action, spectrum of activity, and use. Further, side effects, allergy and special considerations of each antibiotic class will be discussed. Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance will be considered, and treatment strategies for resistant organisms in the hospital and community....

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    2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Pain Management
Pain Management

  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest common drugs in pain management, dermatology and ocular pharmacology as well as their therapeutic uses and side effects.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Pain Management Discussion, Ocular Pharmacology, Dermatology Pharmacology, Drugs for Headaches, Herbal Preparations.

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    1 Contact Hour of Pharmacology

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Updates in Pain Management
Updates in Pain Management


  • The complexity of pain management, which often includes the cause of pain, in addition to the patient’s age, gender, and other factors requires the advanced practice nurse to consider the best options when selecting the right medications. This multifactorial process must account for all of these aspects to determine the best plan of action for managing pain.

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    2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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What’s Hot and What’s to Watch
What’s Hot and What’s to Watch

  • In this session, the nurse practitioner will learn about new drugs recently introduced to the market for a variety of indications including pain, infection, hypertension, endocrine diseases, and others. Tips for how to best monitor the market for drug updates are included in this content. Additionally, drugs on the FDA watch list, or those recently removed from the market are discussed. Drugs…

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    2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Medical Errors & Medication Reconciliation
Medical Errors & Medication Reconciliation

  • This presentation provides the most up-to-date information to help the nurse practitioner update knowledge in Medical Errors & Medication Reconciliation

    Included in this session is information on:

    Information to help the nurse practitioner update knowledge in Medical Errors & Medication Reconciliation.



    1 Contact Hour of Pharmacology

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Advanced Introductory Principles
Advanced Introductory Principles

  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on advanced principles of pharmacology.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Drug Information Resources, History of Drug Regulation, Stages of Drug Development and Approval, Drug Names, Federal Drug Classification, and Schedules, Prescription Writing, Phases of Drug Action, Pharmacokinetics: Absorption…
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    2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Alternative Therapies
Alternative Therapies


  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on alternative therapy options of pharmacology.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Dietary Supplements, Safety, Vitamins, Herbal Remedies, Evidence-Based Resources.


    1 Contact Hour of Pharmacology

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Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology

  • In this comprehensive two-part series, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest information about cardiovascular pharmacotherapeutic agents as well as their side effects.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Hyperlipidemia, Lipoproteins, and the Pathogenesis of Plaque Rupture, Newest Lipid Lowering Guidelines Treating...
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    4 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Price: $39.95












Drugs for Bacterial Infections
Drugs for Bacterial Infections

  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest anti-bacterial drugs as well as their therapeutic uses and side effects.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Pathogenicity and Virulence, Describing/Classifying Bacteria, Actions of Anti-infective Drugs, Acquired Resistance, STOP Antimicrobial Resistance, General Approach to Manage Infections, Antibiotic Selection
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    2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Drugs for Fungal Infections
Drugs for Fungal Infections

  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest drugs for drugs for fungal infections as well as their therapeutic uses and side effects.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Fungi, Polyenes, Echinocandins, Azoles, Flucytosine, Terbinafine, Griseofulvin (Grifulvin V, Fulvicin-U/F), Treatment of Invasive Fungal Infections, Topical Antifungals, Malaria, Nonmalarial...
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    1 Contact Hour of Pharmacology

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Price: $19.95












Drugs for Inflammation
Drugs for Inflammation

  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest antiinflammatory drugs as well as their therapeutic uses and side effects.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Inflammation, Chemical Mediators of Inflammation, Management of Inflammation, NSAIDS, COX-2 Selective Inhibitors, COX-1 vs. COX-2, Glucocorticoids for Inflammation...
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    1 Contact Hour of Pharmacology

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Drugs for Viral Diseases
Drugs for Viral Diseases

  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest drugs for viral diseases as well as their therapeutic uses and side effects.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Viral Diseases, HIV–AIDS, Current Antiretroviral Agents, General Approach To Treatment, Initial Treatment: Choosing Regimens, Abacavir, Components/Regimens Not Offered At Any Time, Antiviral Agents for HSV...

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    1.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Endocrine Pharmacology Part(1)
Endocrine Pharmacology Part(1)

  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest endocrine drugs as well as their therapeutic uses and side effects.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Hypothalamus and Pituitary: Physiology, Hormones, Clinical Uses of Hypothalamic Hormones, Anterior Pituitary Agents, Posterior Pituitary Agents, Thyroid Physiology, Values for Thyroid Function Tests, Thyroid Agents, Anti-Thyroid...

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    1.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Ethnopharmacology
Ethnopharmacology


  • This presentation guides the nurse practitioner through differentiating conceptually between race, ethnicity, and culture in relation to ethnopharmacology. Pharmacogenetics and the impact that culture, genetics, biophysiology, and psychosocial factors have on metabolism are explored. A discussion of common inhibitors and inducers of drug metabolism are…

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    2 Contact Hour of Pharmacology

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Gastrointestinal Pharmacology
Gastrointestinal Pharmacology


  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest gastrointestinal drugs as well as their therapeutic uses and side effects.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Drugs for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD): Nonpharmacologics, Antacids, Antacid+Alginic Acid, Histamine2-Receptor Antagonists...
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    2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics

  • The process of pharmacokinetics describes how the body interacts with drugs, including absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. All of these play a major role in drug selection and outcomes.

    Included in this session is information on:

    The four aspects of pharmacokinetics including absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion...

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    2 Contact Hour of Pharmacology

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Prescribing Errors and Polypharmacy
Prescribing Errors and Polypharmacy

  • This presentation examines common prescribing errors and polypharmacy. Common reasons for prescribing mistakes are evaluated, along with the roles of the nurse, prescriber, and pharmaceutical company.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Evaluating prescribing mistakes and the roles of nurse, prescriber and pharmaceutical company.

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    2 Contact Hour of Pharmacology

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Renal Agents
Renal Agents


  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest renal drugs as well as their therapeutic uses and side effects.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Anatomy and Physiology Review: Kidneys and the Nephron, Renal Absorption, Secretion, and Failure, Management of Renal Disease: Diuretics, Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors, Loop Diuretics...

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    1 Contact Hour of Pharmacology

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Respiratory Pharmacology
Respiratory Pharmacology


  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest respiratory drugs as well as their therapeutic uses and side effects.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Allergic Rhinitis, H1-receptor Antagonists/Antihistamines, Nasal Decongestants, Intranasal Glucocorticoids...

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    1.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Top Gerontological Drugs
Top Gerontological Drugs


  • This presentation examines the physiologic changes that make the elderly vulnerable to adverse drug outcomes, as well the drugs most likely to cause such problems. Drugs on the Beers list that are most associated with a high risk of adverse effects are also reviewed. Over-the-counter and herbal preparations that are known to interact with prescription medications and pose a risk for…

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    2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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PNS-CNS and Psychopharmacology
PNS-CNS and Psychopharmacology

  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on the latest drugs affecting the peripheral and central nervous system as well as the latest psychopharmacological drugs.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Nervous System: Overview, Autonomic Nervous System, Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Physiology Review...
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    Includes: 2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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Psychopharmacology Update
Psychopharmacology Update


  • In this talk, the latest drugs for depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar affective disorder, and other psychiatric syndromes are examined. Efficacy of many of these agents has recently been improved, or in some cases, questioned. Such issues are examined, keeping in mind the best treatment outcomes for the patient. Additionally, side effects and medication compliance are discussed, as these greatly…

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    2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology

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