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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15436, for the specified number of contact hours.

All NP state regulatory agencies (i.e., State Boards of Nursing) and national certifying bodies (e.g., ANCC, AANP, AACN, PNCB, and NCC)
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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.


Drug Information Resources & Literature Retrieval: Playing Hide and Seek with the Medical Literature

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.

Top Drugs in Acute Care

Top prescribed drugs in acute care include drugs for cardiovascular issues, pain, psychiatric presentations, and diabetes. In this talk, paradigms for common cardiac complaints, including hypertensive urgencies and emergencies, myocardial infarction, and hyperlipidemias, will be discussed. Regarding psychiatric medications and uses, protocols for the management of delirium will be examined, as will the use of common drugs for acute schizophrenia and depression. Pain management in the acute setting centers largely around opioids, but new guidelines indicate use of nonopioid adjuvant drugs and pain relievers. Synthetic opioids have posed a challenge as drugs of overuse and abuse; these drugs and overdose management will be considered. New indications for certain antidiabetic medications in the cardiovascular and surgical patient, as well as the ambulatory acute patient, will be presented. Acute care drugs span a wide variety of medical conditions and continue to be a dynamic area for the practitioner.