Many patients being referred to therapy are taking prescription and/or over-the-counter medications for pain. Although many of these medications are directly related to their rehabilitation therapy diagnosis, some may not be. What do therapists need to know about clinical pharmacology to manage pain effectively? This course explores the critical aspects of pharmacological pain management including the principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics as well as how to apply these concepts to clinical situations. Specific concepts of pharmacology for pain within the Central Nervous System as well as pharmacology for pain within the peripheral system are addressed.
This course expounds on the effect of drug actions on the major body systems including the mechanisms of therapeutic and adverse drug effects, problems involving drug interaction, and variables that modify drugs’ effects. Case studies are provided which demonstrate the effects medications can have on the rehabilitation management of patients and clients.
|Contact Hours: 4|
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
|State||Discipline||Approval Status||Provider Code||Expiration Date|
- Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Principles as they relate to drug therapy for pain control
- General Review of Pain Control
- Opioid Analgesic Drugs pharmacotherapeutic Principles
- Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and their pharmacotherapeutic Principles
- Other methods for controlling pain using neuropathic pain agents and local anesthetics and their pharmacotherapeutic principles
- Application of pharmacotherapeutic principles through patient case studies
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional to be aware of the multiple ways to control pain to attempt to decrease drug addiction related to pain control.
- Recognize the primary pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic factors involved in drug therapy and understand important factors as they relate to classes of drugs used to control pain.
- Identify the general drug classes, mechanisms of action, risk-benefit ratio, and implications on rehabilitative interventions for the pharmacological agents routinely prescribed for pain control.
- Identify the possible effects of drug therapy and various drug-drug interactions on the effectiveness of rehabilitative interventions and functional outcomes in the physical therapy client/patient.
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainers, Speech Language Pathologist, Nurse, Respiratory Therapist.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Suzanne Tinsley is employed by LSU Health Shreveport and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.