The focus of this webinar is on three classes of high-alert medications that have the potential for patient harm if used incorrectly. The indications, mechanism of action, side effects, and implications for physical therapy for each medication class is discussed. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on February 26, 2021
Course Type: Recorded Webinar, Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to identify high-alert medication by listing at least three medication classes.
- Participants will be able to list at least one indications and mechanism of action each for anticoagulants, insulin, and narcotics
- Participants will be able to list at least three common side effects for anticoagulants, insulin, and narcotics.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two implications for PT for a patient taking an anticoagulant, insulin, and/or narcotic.
|0-15 Minutes||Review of learning outcomes. Define and list high-alert medications|
|15-30 Minutes||Anticoagulants: Indications, MOA, Side Effects, Implications for PT|
|30-60 Minutes||Insulin and oral antidiabetic agents: Indications, MOA, Side Effects, Implications for PT|
|60-90 Minutes||Narcotics and opiates: Indications, MOA, Side Effects, Implications for PT|
|90-115 Minutes||Case Studies|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
PT, DPT, PhD, CCS
Melissa Bednarek is currently an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and Psychology from St. Bonaventure University, a Master of Physical Therapy from MCP Hahnemann University and a PhD in Physiology from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2009, she joined the physical therapy faculty at Chatham where she currently teaches exercise physiology, cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy and pharmacology content. She has since earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Chatham and achieved her clinical specialist certification in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy. Over her 20+ year career in physical therapy, Melissa has practiced in acute care, outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation and home health
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