Medication Actions and Interactions

 

Directed towards entry-level nurses, direct care staff, and dietary professionals, 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 prescriptions and administration is included.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-MAI

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # 051915. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Commission for Case Manager Certification

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-MAI
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2018
Learning Objectives:
Identify why polypharmacy increases the potential for medication errors, adverse drug reactions, and adverse drug events.
Differentiate between pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and their relationship to medication toxicity in the older population.
Define at least three classifications of medications with examples of each.
Explain the role of antipsychotics and the federal regulations associated with their use.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Polypharmacy A. Aging America & Polypharmacy B. Errors, Effects, Reactions, & Events C. Public Health Problem D. Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Medication Actions and Effects A. Beers Criteria B. ACE Inhibitors & ARBs C. Antacids & Acid Reducers D. Antithrombotics E. Benzodiazepines F. Review G. Summary Section 4: Atypical Antipsychotics A. Background B. Second Generation Antipsychotics C. Federal Regulations D. F Tags E. Appropriate Use F. Simply Put G. Review H. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations! C. Course Contributor D. Resources E. References

Instructor: Rachel O’Connor, RN, BSN, M.Ed., Content Writer / Editor, Relias Learning
Ms. O’Connor has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, educator, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: medical/surgical, public health, and the operating room environment. She also was a clinical and didactic educator for a community college healthcare program. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. O’Connor successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in WV. As a Surgical Services Educator, Ms. O’Connor created and implemented a Surgical Technician program for non-licensed operating room employees in a highly respected community hospital. She also has been a nurse planner, with experience in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating continuing education courses for nursing personnel through the continuing education process. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. O’Connor is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Rachel O’Connor, RN, BSN, M.Ed., Content Writer / Editor, Relias Learning has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Case Managers; entry level Dietitians; entry level Direct Care Workers; entry level Nurses; in the following settings: Home Health, Hospice, Long-term Care, Residential Care.
F Tags (2017):
F755, F757, F758, F759, F760
G Tags:
G337
Relias Learning will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Relias Learning has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias Learning will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias Learning at support@reliaslearning.com.
All courses offered by Relias Learning, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Learning Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@reliaslearning.com