Advanced Online Pharmacology Updates
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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

Antibiotics Update

Antibiotics are commonly prescribed—and sometimes overprescribed—drugs. This presentation will begin with a discussion of the classifications and characteristics of antibacterials. The risks of antibiotic overuse and emergence of resistance will be explained. Treatment options for resistant organisms, specifically MRSA, VRE, and VISA, and the pathology these organisms cause, will be discussed. Finally, the causative organisms of commonly encountered bacterial infections will be described, and the treatment options for these infections will be addressed. Strategies for improving patient adherence and outcomes and reducing resistance will also be stressed.

Included in this talk is information on:

  • Describe the common classifications of antibacterials with respect to mechanism of action and use

  • Discuss the emergence of resistance of certain bacterial strains, including Staphylococcus and Enterococcus, and treatment strategies

  • Understand the common treatment strategies for typical infectious diseases encountered in clinical practice, including acute otitis media, STIs, sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, and pneumonias

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