Top Drug Interactions in Hospitalized/Acute Care Patients
More than two million adverse drug events occur in hospitalized patients each year, and many are due to problematic drug interactions. This CE offering will sharpen your awareness of the interactions between different pharmacologic therapies, better enabling you to ensure the safety of your patients.
This talk details the nomenclature and classification of drug interactions and provides a thorough review of pharmacokinetic processes and metabolism. Pharmacogenetic considerations, including the metabolic variations occurring in specific ethnic groups, are also discussed. The most common agents in adverse drug-drug interactions, from warfarin to digoxin, are explored. In addition, the presentation goes beyond prescribed pharmaceuticals to include drug interactions with foods, alternative therapies, and over-the-counter agents.