Clinical Pharmacology: Cardiovascular, Pain Management and Endocrine Pharmacology

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Course Description

Therapists often treat patients that have pathology primary to what the therapist is treating them for (for example the after effects of a stroke, or of an amputation brought on by diabetes). In the case of patients with cardiovascular issues, unless the therapist works in a cardiac rehab facility, they generally do not treat patients for their cardiovascular pathology. Even though the clinician may not be treating the patient directly for the cardiovascular issue, they should be aware of the drugs they are on and how those drugs may interfere with the clinicians outcome.

This course presents a comprehensive discussion on the mechanism of action, interferences of functional outcomes for patients on cardiovascular and pain medications, skeletal muscle relaxants, and endocrine related pharmaceuticals. Dr.Tinsley begins the course with an exploration cardiovascular medications and common cardiac diseases before moving on to pain management and the most common pharmaceuticals used to treat it, including opioid analgesics and receptors and their potential effects. She concludes with a discussion of non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs, endocrine pharmacology and diabetic drugs.

This Seminar-on-Demand is 5 contact hours in length (check your state's approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 5
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience: ATC/LAT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA, RN, SLP
Instructional Level: Intermediate BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential