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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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Includes: 2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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.




Includes: 1 Contact Hour of Pharmacology
Price: $19.95







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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Includes: 4 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $39.95







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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Includes: 2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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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Includes: 2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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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Includes: 2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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 Protozoal Infections, Drugs for Helminthic Infections,
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Includes: 1 Contact Hour of Pharmacology
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, Drug Fever
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Includes: 1 Contact Hour of Pharmacology
Price: $19.95







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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Includes: 3 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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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Includes: 2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







Clinical Aspects of Drugs of Abuse Across the Lifespan
Clinical Aspects of Drugs of Abuse Across the Lifespan

  • The profile of drug abuse in the United States is ever-changing. In this presentation, the participant will learn about the latest trends in drugs of abuse including illicit drugs, alcohol, prescription drugs and designer drugs. Both stimulant and sedative drugs are addressed with respect to effects on the body, outcomes of long-and short-term abuse, geographic trends, and differences across the lifespan…

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Includes: 2.5 contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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 and VZV...

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Includes: 1.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $19.95







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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Includes: 1.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $19.95







Endocrine Part(2): Reproductive Pharmacology
Endocrine Part(2): Reproductive Pharmacology

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

    Included in this session is information on:

    Hypothalamic and Pituitary Regulation, Ovarian Control of Female Reproductive Functionm, Oral Contraceptives: Types of Estrogen-Progestin Formulations, Adverse Effects of OCs, Extended Duration Contraception, Drugs for...

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Includes: 1.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $19.95







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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Includes: 2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







Top Pediatric Prescriptions
Top Pediatric Prescriptions


  • In this talk, the top prescribed pediatric medications will be discussed. Of the top twenty drugs prescribed, most of them fall into three classifications: Anti-infectives, drugs for asthma/allergy, and drugs for minor pain and fever relief. Each of these classifications will be discussed, as will specific drugs, with respect to safe use, side effects, and contraindications. New agents and new black box warnings will...

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Includes: 3 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







Top Drugs in Women's Health
Top Drugs in Women's Health


  • In this update, current issues in Women’s Health are discussed, including hormone therapy in the menopausal and perimenopausal client, and the use of these drugs in contraception. The safe use of drugs in the pregnant client are considered, as are advances in tocolytic agents. Drugs with specific interest to female patients, including those for overactive bladder and osteoporosis are discussed with respect to…

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Includes: 2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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, Proton-Pump Inhibitors, Mucosal Protectants, Prostglandins,
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Includes: 2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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.



Includes: 1 Contact Hour of Pharmacology
Price: $19.95







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, Neurotransmission Review, Major Neurotransmitters of the Autonomic...
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Includes: Includes: 2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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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Includes: 2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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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Includes: 2 Contact Hour of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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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Includes: 2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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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Includes: 1 Contact Hour of Pharmacology
Price: $19.95







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, Miscellaneous Agents, Antitussives, Expectorants, OTC Formulations...

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Includes: 1.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $19.95







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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Includes: 1 Contact Hour of Pharmacology
Price: $19.95







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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Includes: 2 Contact Hour of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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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Includes: 2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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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Includes: 2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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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Includes: 2 Contact Hour of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







Asthma and Respiratory Illnesses in Children: Pharmacotherapy
Asthma and Respiratory Illnesses in Children: Pharmacotherapy
  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on Asthma and Respiratory Illnesses in Children: Pharmacotherapy

    Included in this session is information on:

    Asthma, Pharyngitis, Sinusitis, Bronchiolitis, Pneumonias, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, AOM, Otitis Externa,



Includes: 2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







Diagnostic Testing in Acute Care
Diagnostic Testing in Acute Care
  • Diagnostic tests help clinicians appraise and revise disease probability for their patients. These tests should be ordered to answer specific questions. In this era of cost-effective health care, NPs need to be aware of the sensitivity and specificity of each test, as well as the associated appropriate use criteria. Information will be provided on radiographic imaging, nuclear imaging, cardiovascular testing, ultrasound imaging, among others, to maximize the practitioner’s ability to successfully order and interpret the most useful diagnostic tests for their acute care patients.

Includes: 1.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95Coming Soon!







Drug Information Resources & Literature Retrieval
Drug Information Resources & Literature Retrieval
  • Medicine is an ever-evolving science. Keeping current with medical information and therapeutic modalities is challenging for any clinician because of the vast amount and variable quality of available resources. One of the most frequently identified challenges among health care professionals is maintaining a relevant knowledge base in addition to their practice setting. The efficient use of drug information is an important skill for every practitioner, as they are expected to stay current in their fields of practice and remain competent throughout their career.

Includes: 1.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95Coming Soon!







Hot Neuro Diagnoses in Acute Care Practice
Hot Neuro Diagnoses in Acute Care Practice
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. This session will begin with a review of mechanism of injury, initial stabilization, and concussion evaluation and management. Whether TBI is uncovered on the athletic field or the critical care unit, participants will leave with practical knowledge to maximize prompt identification with appropriate intervention to minimize secondary brain injury and long term sequelae.

Includes: 2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95Coming Soon!







Hypoxemia in the Acutely Ill
Hypoxemia in the Acutely Ill
  • In this session, participants will review the physiologic and pathophysiologic principles that govern oxygenation in patients breathing ambient air and in patients breathing supplemental oxygen. Participants will apply these principles to analyze sample cases of patients with pneumonia, pulmonary edema, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease, and drug overdose.

Includes: 1.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95Coming Soon!







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.


Includes: 2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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.


Includes: 2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







Maximizing Reimbursement for Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care
Maximizing Reimbursement for Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care
  • NPs actively bill for their services and have thus gained the attention of regulatory bodies and insurance companies. It is important that NPs are diligent in keeping abreast of regulations developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ensure that his/her billing practices are compliant with regulations. This presentation provides an overview of the appropriate criteria for "incident to", shared, critical care, transitional care codes, and prolonged care codes in addition to Medicare's new Quality Payment Program.

Includes: 2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95Coming Soon!







My Patient has Heart Failure?
My Patient has Heart Failure?
  • This session will present the pathophysiology of heart failure focusing on heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in comparison to heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). The differences in presenting signs and symptoms of HFrEF and HFpEF, as well as the differences in current guidelines for treatment, will also be discussed. Specific aspects related to important signs, symptoms, and diagnostic studies will be emphasized, as well the latest ACC/AHA/HFSA guidelines and implications for the NP who is managing these patients in hospital and outpatient settings.

Includes: 2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95Coming Soon!







Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care
Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care
  • Acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) roles and opportunities for practice have expanded tremendously since the first national certification became available in late 1995. Currently, more than 10,000 ACNPs are nationally certified. Practice settings continue to evolve and role expansion is ongoing due to the complex care needs of patients in acute, subacute, and critical care settings. Ensuring ACNP career success has become a priority to ensure that new roles are formulated to promote career development and optimal scope of practice. This session will present an overview of changes to the ACNP role in the context of the national landscape. Implications for ACNP practice, education, policy, and research will also be highlighted.

Includes: 1.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95Coming Soon!







Pediatric Dermatology: Common Problems and Latest Drug Treatments
Pediatric Dermatology: Common Problems and Latest Drug Treatments
  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on Common Problems and Latest Drug Treatments in children.


    Included in this session is information on:

    Rashes, Eczema, Psoriasis, MRSA, Atopic dermatitis, Cutaneous fungal infections, Viral rashes including measles



Includes: 2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







Pediatric Vaccinations: Are you up to date?
Pediatric Vaccinations: Are you up to date?

  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on pediatric vaccinations.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Current vaccination schedules, Catch-up schedules for vaccines, Compelling reasons for immunization, Controversial topics in vaccinations and disease prevention.



Includes: 2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







Pharmacologic Management of Common Immune and Allergic Conditions in Children
Pharmacologic Management of Common Immune and Allergic Conditions in Children
  • In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on pharmacologic management of common immune and allergic conditions in children.

    Included in this session is information on:

    Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergic Rhinitis, Oral Allergy Syndrome, SLE, Asthma.



Includes: 2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







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.


Includes: 2.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95







Radiology Review: From Novice to Expert
Radiology Review: From Novice to Expert
  • Most NPs have a basic understanding of x-ray interpretation, but many question the “why and how” of radiology, especially with more complicated patient films. This two-part session takes the participant from a basic understanding of the shades of black and white on an x-ray film to the ability to identify pneumonia, CHF, cardiomegaly, bowel obstruction, spine injuries, Salter Harris fractures, and much more. Within 2 ½ hours, it’s from novice to expert with radiology in acute care!

Includes: 3.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $39.95Coming Soon!







Sepsis Across the Acute Care Spectrum: Are You Up-to-Date?
Sepsis Across the Acute Care Spectrum: Are You Up-to-Date?
  • Early recognition and intervention is paramount to improving patient outcomes. During this session, the underlying pathophysiology of sepsis will be reviewed to better recognize expected early signs and symptoms. The latest, new definitions within the context of sepsis will be discussed, including how these better reflect patient presentations. In addition, fluid management, antimicrobials, vasopressors, and monitoring options will be explored to allow the practitioner to formulate a most up-to-date, evidence-based plan of care.

Includes: 1.5 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95Coming Soon!







The Power of Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care
The Power of Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care
  • Over the last 27 years Nurse Practitioners have created a unique and growing role in the care of patients with acute, critical and complex chronic illnesses. It is an environment which demands more than mere clinical expertise. How do we transform our practice from one that addresses the needs of individual patients, to a one that influences the care systems and patient populations we serve? Imagine what it would be like if the 34,000 nurse practitioners who are certified in or work with acutely and critically ill patients became more powerful practitioners.

Includes: 2 Contact Hours of Pharmacology
Price: $29.95Coming Soon!