Common Medications: Actions and Interactions

Common Medications: Actions and Interactions 

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.

$20.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-SRC-0-CMAI

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


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

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

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

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-CMAI
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify why polypharmacy increases the potential for adverse drug events and who is at risk.
Differentiate between pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and their relationship to medication toxicity in older adults.
Define at least 3 classifications of medications with examples of each.
Explain the role of antipsychotics and the federal regulations associated with their use.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Polypharmacy

Meet Gladys

Adverse Drug Events

Defining Polypharmacy

Drug Categories

Consequences

Who is at Risk?

Review

Summary

Section 3: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics

Defining Terms

Pharmacokinetics

Pharmacodynamics

Medication Toxicity in Older Adults

Review

Summary

Section 4: Medication Actions and Effects

Classes of Medications

Analgesics

Anti-Infectives

Anticoagulants

Psychotropics

Anticonvulsants

Cardiovascular Medications

Diuretics

Antidiabetic Medications

Review

Summary

Section 5: Antipsychotics

Background

Types of Antipsychotics

Atypical Antipsychotics

Regulatory Requirements for Antipsychotics

Reviewing Medications

Guidelines for Practice

Review

Summary

Section 6: Conclusion

Summary

Congratulations!

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. 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, R.N., M.S.N. 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: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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