This CE package includes three of our top WHNP Pharmacology offerings, each of which will empower you to approach your female patients’ pharmacologic needs with specialized attention and care. The first presentation, “Women’s Health Issues and Trends in Pharmacology,” provides a detailed discussion of reproductive hormone cycles, drug interactions with pregnancy, and the best hormonal and other agents to prescribe for women’s lifestyles and health needs. Next, “Infectious Diseases in Acute Care” offers current information on viral and bacterial diseases, including guidance on safe pharmacologic management of illnesses from Zika virus to community-acquired pneumonia. Finally, “Pain Management” presents the latest pain assessment and treatment guidance. In-depth discussion of analgesic agents from NSAIDs to opioids is included.
Women’s Health Issues and Trends in Pharmacology
Providing individualized treatment is key to maintaining patient safety in your clinical practice. By completing this CE offering, you will gain a deeper understanding of the latest treatment strategies for a variety of conditions that affect women’s health, ranging from menopause to human papillomavirus.
This discussion includes reviews of both estrogen and thyroid hormone in the female life cycle, including the benefits and contraindications of their respective therapies. Additionally, the offering covers the indications and contraindications of prescribing drugs for gestational hypertension or diabetes, as well as common discomforts of pregnancy. The Women’s Health CE also offers pharmacologic information about various contraceptives, ranging from emergency contraceptives to intrauterine devices. Lastly, this talk offers up-to-date guidelines for treating sexually transmitted infections.
A few of the other discussions in this session are as follows:
- Drugs for overactive bladder
- Diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders
- Treatment options for the management of Paget’s disease and osteoporosis
- Weight loss medications
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
Effective pain management necessitates a thorough and accurate assessment of the patient. This CE offering examines the new Joint Commission standards in prescribing controlled substances and is in accordance with rules and regulations from the Food and Drug Administration as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This presentation is specifically devised to sharpen your skills in designing safe, multimodal analgesic regimens for patients with pain, increasing your understanding of the risks for addiction or toxicity associated with opioids and other pain medications.
This comprehensive session includes the following topics:
- Management of postoperative pain
- Prescribing goals
- Screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients with Pain
- Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies
- So much more!