This course provides information on basic medication actions with a focus on the physiological changes and potential reactions specific to older adults. Federal requirements related to antipsychotic medication prescription and administration are included.
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791
Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
59A-36.011 Staff Training Requirements. Location: Online
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Polypharmacy
Adverse Drug Events
Who is at Risk?
Section 3: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics
Medication Toxicity in Older Adults
Section 4: Medication Actions and Effects
Classes of Medications
Section 5: Antipsychotics
Types of Antipsychotics
Regulatory Requirements for Antipsychotics
Guidelines for Practice
Section 6: Conclusion
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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