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Pharmacology CEU Courses for PTs

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Pharmacology Implications in Acute/Critical Care Physical Therapist Practice
Presented by Katherine S. Harris, PT, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2786 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course, utilizing a case study approach, will look at the pharmacologic implications related to physical therapist evaluation and treatment of patients in acute/critical care. The course will review basic pharmacological processes and include implications related to anticoagulants, cardiac medications, and sedatives and hypnotics.

Understanding the Impact of Concomitant Psychotropic Medication Use in Patients Also Receiving Physical And/Or Occupational Therapy
Presented by Rosanne Thomas, PT, MS, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2810 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Concomitant psychiatric diagnoses in patients treated by physical therapy are increasingly common. Rehabilitation outcomes can be hindered, enhanced or merely complicated by medically necessary psychotropic drug treatment. This course will investigate the complexities of pharmacological interaction with physical rehabilitation for patients with psychiatric disorders from mild depression to more complex mental health issues in order to optimize outcomes for both. This course is directly related to the practice of physical and occupational therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA, OT and OTA.

Clinical Connection: Pharmacologic Agents and the Integument
Presented by Sonya Dick, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2774 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course is designed to help clinicians make the connection between the integumentary system and certain therapeutic classes of pharmacologic agents to differentially screen for disease processes vs. adverse drug reactions. The content of this course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Pharmacological Management of the Patient With Neurological and/or Central Nervous System Disorders
Presented by Rosanne Thomas, PT, MS, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2748 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Rehabilitation outcomes can be hindered, enhanced or merely complicated by medically necessary drug treatment. This course will investigate the complexities of pharmacological interaction with physical rehabilitation for patients with neurological and/or central nervous system disorders in order to optimize intervention for both. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Medications in an Aging Population
Presented by Michelle A. Fritsch, Pharm.D., CGP, BCACP
Recorded WebinarAudio
Course: #2126 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
The population is aging with the largest generation now nearing or over age 65. Medication regimens can be complex. They can also impact a patient’s ability to properly participate in physical therapy. Medications are often involved in the event that takes patients from completely active and autonomous to needing PT or even more care. Learn the biggest culprit medications and how to apply to protect patients and prevent further medication-related dangers.

General Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist
Presented by Michelle A. Fritsch, Pharm.D., CGP, BCACP
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2125 Level: Introductory2 Hours
Medication regimens can be complex. They can also impact a patient’s ability to properly participate in physical therapy. Physical therapists will gain understanding of the role of medications through application in patient cases. Specific medication classes most likely to impact ability to successfully complete therapy and those most likely to lead to injury will be emphasized.

Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 hours of General CE Credit from 10-17-2015-12-31-2016.

General Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist Assistant
Presented by Michelle A. Fritsch, Pharm.D., CGP, BCACP
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2057 Level: Introductory2 Hours
Medication regimens can be complex. They can also impact a patient’s ability to properly participate in physical therapy. Physical therapist assistants will gain understanding of the role of medications through application in patient cases.