Hypertension is the most frequently encountered medical condition. Although there is no cure for hypertension, medications can be used to manage the condition, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. In this session, NPs will learn the appropriate blood pressure targets for patients with hypertension and be able to form a treatment plan for hypertension and hypertensive emergencies.
Included in this talk is information on Physiological regulation of blood pressure hypertension classification, goal BP, nonpharmacologic management, pharmacologic management, special patient populations, and many more!
Infectious Diseases Update
This captivating CE offering is specifically designed to further your understanding of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Geared to enhance your skills in choosing the best pharmacotherapeutic agents for infections, this talk covers a variety of conditions that range from bacterial rhinosinusitis to herpes zoster.
By immersing yourself in this presentation, you will obtain a fuller understanding of the mental and physical health risk factors when prescribing fluoroquinolones and increase your comprehension of varicella vaccines. Explorations into antiviral therapy for influenza are included in this session to help you discern which particular agent works best for each patient.
Included in this presentation are the following topics:
- Screening for opioid use disorder
- Treatment approaches to community-acquired pneumonia
- Differential diagnosis and management options for soft tissue infections
- Empiric therapy based on anatomical sites and specific pathogens
Update on Depression, Bipolar, and Anxiety Pharmacotherapeutics
The appropriate diagnosis and treatment of mood and stress disorders is a challenging yet necessary skill set for the advanced nurse practitioner. This CE offering probes through individual case studies that depict the multifactorial presentations of depression and anxiety, along with an in-depth exploration into bipolar I and II disorders.
Each scenario offers a full analysis of the corresponding condition, helping you to construct the most accurate diagnosis and pharmacotherapeutic program for improving patient outcomes. By investing in this presentation, you will develop a greater ability to pinpoint your choice of medication regimens when choosing between a variety of drugs, such as antidepressants, first-and second-generation antipsychotics, and drugs that can be used off-label.
Other drug classes discussed in this session are as follows:
- Antimanics (i.e., lithium)
- Antianxiety medications