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Pharmacology Refresher- Medications Used in the Treatment of Pain and Inflammation
December 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Home health clinicians encounter all types of medications in their patients’ medicine cabinets and it is important that they are well-grounded in pharmacology. This webinar series will cover the key principles of pharmacology and review medications used to treat common diseases and conditions.
Series participants will learn concepts important to the use of medications in patients including common terminology, the effect of comorbid disease or concomitant medications on therapeutic and toxic effects, and special considerations based on a patient’s age and comorbidities. To introduce pharmacy practice, the session will discuss routes of drug administration and general time to onset of effect, advantages, and disadvantages of various drug information sources, and will provide recommendations on medication history taking and medication reconciliation in the patient’s home.
Medications Used in the Treatment of Pain and Inflammation
December 16, 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Explain the general step-wise approach to the treatment of pain.
- Given a patient’s medication list, identify which medications are primarily being used to treat pain or inflammation.
- Identify basic therapeutic effects and common adverse effects for the medications used to treat pain and inflammation
- Explain the rationale for the use of two or more pain medications together in combination