Advanced Online Pharmacology Updates
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      • Each video is accompanied by a 5-item quiz.
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      • Each quiz may be repeated a maximum of 3 times.

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Advanced Pharmacology is an ever-changing field. Standard safety precautions must be followed, but as new research and clinical experience broaden our knowledge, changes in treatment and drug therapy may become necessary or appropriate. Readers are advised to check the most current product information provided by the manufacturer of each drug to be administered to verify the recommended dose, the method and duration of administration and contraindications. It is the responsibility of the licensed prescriber, relying on expertise and knowledge of the patient, to determine dosages and the best treatment for each individual patient. Neither Barkley & Associates nor any contributing authors assume any responsibility for any injury and/or damage to persons or property arising from this publication.


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. Finally, up-to-date pharmacologic management of the overdose patient is addressed.

Included in this talk is information on:

  • Main respiratory ailments in the acute care setting and how to manage them including acute asthma exacerbations, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, dyspnea, influenza, angioedema, and others.

  • Pharmacologic treatment of cardiovascular complaints including acute coronary syndromes, N/STEMI, heart failure and stroke.

  • Updates in pain management and conscious sedation for the trauma patient.

  • Information on new drugs for diabetes control in the acute patient and as "send-home" drugs in the patient with comorbid cardiovascular conditions.

  • Management of the patient who has been exposed to overdose of prescription agents or drugs-of-abuse.




Infectious Diseases

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