Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 6 (CP6) Topics Include:  Testosterone Deficiency, ATLAS Trial in Patients with Breast Cancer, Children Poisened with Clonidine, Appropriate Uses of Bupropion, Hormone Therapy in Menopause, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
CP6
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
CP6A, CP6B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Overdoses

Treat patients who have taken an overdose of over-the-counter pain medication; Identify the antidotes for various substances commonly seen in overdose situations; List the substances for which intravenous lipid therapy is used; Determine when hemodialysis is an appropriate treatment for overdose; Effectively care for children poisoned with
clonidine tablets or patches.

QUALIFIES FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES and QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Highlights from the 14th International Ultmann Chicago Lymphoma Symposium, Part 1

Counsel patients beginning ibrutinib therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia about possible adverse effects; Recognize factors that predict outcomes in patients receiving front-line chemoimmunotherapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia; Select appropriate candidates for novel therapies to manage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma; Summarize the findings of the CORAL study of patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma; Choose appropriate immunotherapy for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

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Antidepressant Medication: Prescribing Practices

Explain the unique attributes and actions of individual antidepressant medications within the same class (eg, of different selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [SSRIs]); Discuss indications for choosing an SSRI or a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI); List common side effects of antidepressant medications in each class and evaluate the risk for serotonin syndrome; Describe appropriate uses of bupropion; Assess the advantages and necessary cautions of combination therapy and augmentation therapy with SSRIs and SNRIs.

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Hodgkin Lymphoma/Pancreatic Cancer

Create a treatment plan for a patient with Hodgkin lymphoma based on patient-related factors and stage of disease; Manage Hodgkin lymphoma in a pregnant woman; Counsel a patient with HIV who has Hodgkin lymphoma; List and categorize emerging targeted therapies for pancreatic cancer; Recognize the role of stem cells in tumor growth.

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Topics on Hormone Therapy

Counsel women about risks for cancer associated with hormone replacement therapy; Explain the timing hypothesis for hormone therapy in menopause; Recognize the indications, contraindications, and side effects of hormone therapy in menopause; Recommend appropriate sex reassignment hormone therapy; Monitor the safety and efficacy of sex reassignment hormone therapy.

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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia/Multiple Myeloma

Explain the outcome of the EURO-SKI trial in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia; Compare ABL-001 with established therapies for chronic myeloid leukemia; List the side effects of contemporary treatments for multiple myeloma; Outline the shortcomings and benefits of dialysis for patients with myeloma cast nephropathy; Counsel a patient considering chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy for multiple myeloma.

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Testosterone/Erectile Dysfunction

Establish the diagnosis of testosterone deficiency; Select appropriate treatment for men with low levels of testosterone; Determine the safety of testosterone therapy for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia; Implement effective medical therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction; Incorporate treatment of sexual dysfunction for women partners of men with erectile dysfunction.

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Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer

Illustrate the relationships among patient age, hormonal sensitivity of tumor, and progression-free survival in patients with breast cancer; List the major findings of the ATLAS trial in patients with breast cancer; Use exemestane to improve the treatment of patients with breast cancer; Explain the benefits and risks of treatment with an aromatase inhibitor for breast cancer; Summarize the role of CDK4/6 inhibitors in treatment of breast cancer.

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Update on Antipsychotic Drugs and ECT

Diagnose schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders based on definitions in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition); Select appropriate medications for a patient with psychosis; Counsel a patient considering ECT; Safely deliver ECT to a patient who is pregnant or in the postpartum period; Manage complications and adverse effects associated with ECT.

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Perspectives on Psychopharmacology

Explain the principles of prescribing psychiatric medications to patients and their families; Prescribe medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and depression; Monitor for common and serious side effects of commonly prescribed psychiatric medications; Incorporate screening tools for the identification of behavioral disorders into daily practice; Appropriately refer cases that require the attention of a specialist.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Hodgkin Lymphoma/Pancreatic Cancer

Create a treatment plan for a patient with Hodgkin lymphoma based on patient-related factors and stage of disease; Manage Hodgkin lymphoma in a pregnant woman; Counsel a patient with HIV who has Hodgkin lymphoma; List and categorize emerging targeted therapies for pancreatic cancer; Recognize the role of stem cells in tumor growth.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Testosterone/Erectile Dysfunction

Establish the diagnosis of testosterone deficiency; Select appropriate treatment for men with low levels of testosterone; Determine the safety of testosterone therapy for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia; Implement effective medical therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction; Incorporate treatment of sexual dysfunction for women partners of men with erectile dysfunction.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer

Illustrate the relationships among patient age, hormonal sensitivity of tumor, and progression-free survival in patients with breast cancer; List the major findings of the ATLAS trial in patients with breast cancer; Use exemestane to improve the treatment of patients with breast cancer; Explain the benefits and risks of treatment with an aromatase inhibitor for breast cancer; Summarize the role of CDK4/6 inhibitors in treatment of breast cancer.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Update on Antipsychotic Drugs and ECT

Diagnose schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders based on definitions in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition); Select appropriate medications for a patient with psychosis; Counsel a patient considering ECT; Safely deliver ECT to a patient who is pregnant or in the postpartum period; Manage complications and adverse effects associated with ECT.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Perspectives on Psychopharmacology

Explain the principles of prescribing psychiatric medications to patients and their families; Prescribe medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and depression; Monitor for common and serious side effects of commonly prescribed psychiatric medications; Incorporate screening tools for the identification of behavioral disorders into daily practice; Appropriately refer cases that require the attention of a specialist.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Overdoses

Treat patients who have taken an overdose of over-the-counter pain medication; Identify the antidotes for various substances commonly seen in overdose situations; List the substances for which intravenous lipid therapy is used; Determine when hemodialysis is an appropriate treatment for overdose; Effectively care for children poisoned with
clonidine tablets or patches.

QUALIFIES FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES and QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Highlights from the 14th International Ultmann Chicago Lymphoma Symposium, Part 1

Counsel patients beginning ibrutinib therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia about possible adverse effects; Recognize factors that predict outcomes in patients receiving front-line chemoimmunotherapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia; Select appropriate candidates for novel therapies to manage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma; Summarize the findings of the CORAL study of patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma; Choose appropriate immunotherapy for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Antidepressant Medication: Prescribing Practices

Explain the unique attributes and actions of individual antidepressant medications within the same class (eg, of different selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [SSRIs]); Discuss indications for choosing an SSRI or a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI); List common side effects of antidepressant medications in each class and evaluate the risk for serotonin syndrome; Describe appropriate uses of bupropion; Assess the advantages and necessary cautions of combination therapy and augmentation therapy with SSRIs and SNRIs.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Topics on Hormone Therapy

Counsel women about risks for cancer associated with hormone replacement therapy; Explain the timing hypothesis for hormone therapy in menopause; Recognize the indications, contraindications, and side effects of hormone therapy in menopause; Recommend appropriate sex reassignment hormone therapy; Monitor the safety and efficacy of sex reassignment hormone therapy.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia/Multiple Myeloma

Explain the outcome of the EURO-SKI trial in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia; Compare ABL-001 with established therapies for chronic myeloid leukemia; List the side effects of contemporary treatments for multiple myeloma; Outline the shortcomings and benefits of dialysis for patients with myeloma cast nephropathy; Counsel a patient considering chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy for multiple myeloma.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Alternative Medicine, Family Practice and Psychiatry

If you have taken the current Clinical Pharmacology CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon.  There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.