AGPCNP Pharmacology Package




Barkley & Associates offers a full range of products for Adult Nurse Practitioners. Our live courses are BLITZ courses designed to prepare you for your certification exam quickly and efficiently. You can also study at your own pace with our home study packages.

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 polypharmacy are discussed, as are means to handle this issue with patients. Treatment of common problems in the elderly, including osteoarthritis, benign prostatic hypertrophy, dementia, insomnia, hypertension, and coagulopathies are addressed, along with drugs of abuse in this population.

Included in this talk is information on:

  • Physiological changes that make the elderly vulnerable to adverse drug outcomes

  • Drugs on the Beers list that are most associated with a high risk of adverse effects

  • Treatment of common problems in the elderly



Infectious Diseases Update

This presentation provides the most up-to-date information for 2012 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.

Included in this talk is information on:

  • Identifying various common emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases

  • Describing relevant pharmacotherapeutic options and controversies for the management of select emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases

  • Recognizing recent developing issues and trends relevant to infectious diseases in clinical practice



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, with surprising correlations between the two groups noted.

Included in this talk is information on:

  • Safe use of the most commonly prescribed drugs for adults in the United States today

  • A review of common drugs of abuse mechanism, effects, outcomes for the abuser, and how these may interact with prescription or other medications

  • A national overview of drug use and abuse



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