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Polypharmacy, Adverse Drug Reactions, and Drug Calculations

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Polypharmacy, Adverse Drug Reactions, and Drug Calculations

Course Number:
SP052

Availability: In stock

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The purpose of this course is to familiarize learners with the effects and implications of polypharmacy in the senior population. A review of frequently used PRN medications and calculation methods are presented. This course engages the learner in content related to signs and symptoms of medication side effects and presents the difference between an adverse drug reaction and a side effect. A systematic process for medication order review and verification is presented, and how to interact effectively with the pharmacy is outlined.

Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Common Reasons for Medication Errors
  • Common Adverse Reactions a Resident May Experience
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$19.99
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Details

By The End of This Course Participants Will be Able To:

  • Define polypharmacy
  • Identify complications of polypharmacy
  • Distinguish between an adverse drug reaction and a side effect
  • Identify signs and symptoms of side effects
  • Recognize accurate dosing and calculation of PRN medications
  • Discuss medication order review and verification
  • Describe occasions when it is appropriate to interact with the pharmacy
  • Recognize appropriate use of pharmacy resources

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Polypharmacy, Adverse Drug Reactions, and Drug Calculations

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$19.99

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