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Cardio-Pulmonary Pharmacology

Cardio-Pulmonary Pharmacology

Cardio-Pulmonary Pharmacology

Medical Education Systems, Inc.
Medical Education Systems, Inc.
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Launch date: 09 Jul 2016
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Last updated: 11 Jan 2018

Reference: 163628

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

This continuing education course is designed to provide you with an overall review of the pharmacology associated with treating cardio-pulmonary disorders. While the focus is more on the pulmonary disorders, the inter-relatedness of the two systems requires some discussion of the medications focused on heart problems. Since the respiratory system cannot be disassociated from cardiac and vascular systems, respiratory care pharmacology necessarily involves a relatively broad scope of drug classes.
RCPs and nurses are involved in administering drugs that are specifically designed to treat the so-called pathological triad of pulmonary disease: bronchospasm, airway inflammation, and retained secretions.
The front line arsenal for treating pulmonary diseases consists of bronchodilators, antimuscarinics, corticosteroids, mucokinetics, mucolytics, and decongestants. There are also a variety of other agents available for treating pulmonary ailments, including: oxygen, antibiotics, local anesthetics, respiratory stimulants, and muscle relaxants. Because of the inter- connectedness of the body systems, additional groups of drugs that may be administered to patients with respiratory diseases include: anti-infectives, CNS drugs, antiarrhythmic agents, anticoagulants, antihypertensives, and diuretics.
You will review the broad categories of medications used, subgroups of medications, articles published about those medications, and, finally, some of the equipment used to deliver medications to patients. USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ALWAYS HAVE THE MOST CURENT INFORMATION REGARDING PULMONARY MEDICATIONS:

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this CEU, you will be able to:
1. Identify and discuss the categories of medications used to treat cardio-pulmonary disorders.
2. Identify complications and side effects of some of at least three of the most common respiratory medications.
3. Identify and explain the functions of the various types of equipment utilized for delivery of medications in respiratory care.
4. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of aerosolized medications, and explain the principles associated with humidification.
5. Discuss at least one of the clinical practice guidelines for choosing and using equipment to deliver medications.
Medical Education Systems, Inc.

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Medical Education Systems, Inc.
on behalf of Medical Education Systems Inc

Medical Systems, Inc. provides home study courses and contact hours ('s) for EMTs, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Sleep Therapists, and other healthcare professionals. We understand that every profession has different requirements for contact hours as set forth by your professional society and your state board requirements.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 30.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 30.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing (DCBON)
  • 30.00 Hours

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