Clinical Pharmacology

About this Course

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The administration of medications & the monitoring of their effects on the patient comprise some of the most important & complex aspects of nursing (Baker & Napthine, 1994).

This course will be presented using the latest multimedia technology in a dynamic manner integrating physiology, pharmacology & patient assessment. For each group of drugs examined, the mechanisms of action, indications, dosages, routes of administration, pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics will be explored along with interactions & adverse reactions.

Topics will include Cardiovascular Physiology & Pharmacology, Medication Safety, Antiarrhythmic Agents, Platelet Inhibitors & Anticoagulants, Statin Drugs, Antibiotic Therapy, as well as Complementary & Alternative Medications.

The latest in pharmacological agents will be presented along with the more common established medications.

If you would like to know more about the medications you are administering, then this course is for you.

With Critical Care Education Services you can book early with confidence. We have never cancelled a course, and many of our programs sell out regularly. Register now to secure your place.

Nursing attending this program earn 12 CPD Hours towards their ongoing education.

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  • Course Dates

    • Adelaide: 5th & 6th April 2017
    • Melbourne: 27th & 28th July 2017
    • Brisbane: 10th & 11th November 2017
  • Course Program

    Day One

    0815–0845 Registration
    0900–0910 Welcome, introduction
    0910–1000 Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics made easy!
    1000–1030 Morning tea, networking
    1030–1230 Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology: Beta Adrenergic Receptor Antagonists; Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors; Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists.
    1230–1330 Lunch provided
    1330–1500 Cardiovascular Pharmacology:
    Positive Inotropic Agents and Vasopressors.
    Nitrates, Calcium Channel Antagonists.
    1500–1515 Afternoon tea
    1515–1630 Medication Safety: Incidents and Errors—Strategies for Reduction and Legal Aspects.

    Day Two

    0900–1030 Antiarrhythmic Agents:
    Digoxin; Class IA Agents—Class IB Agents— Class IC Agents
    Class III Agents—Amiodarone; Sotalol; Class VI Agents—Adenosine
    1030–1100 Morning tea, networking
    1100–1200 Platelet Inhibitors and Anticoagulants
    1200–1300 Statin Drugs: How do they work, what is the evidence?
    1300–1400 Lunch provided
    1400–1500 Antibiotic Therapy: Indications, Choice of agent, specific infections affecting different body systems and guidelines for antibiotic selection.
    1500–1515 Afternoon tea
    1515–1630 Complementary and Alternative Medications—What are the Benefits? What are the risks?
  • Course Fees

    Fee for attendance at the 2 day Clinical Pharmacology Course is $450.

    Single day registrations are also accepted for $295.

    Registration includes lecture outlines with reference lists, lunch, refreshments, and a certificate of attendance.

    A receipt and confirmation of registration will be returned by your preferred contact method following registration and payment.

    Please note that a $55 cancellation fee applies. No refund will be given if cancellation occurs within one week of the course.

  • Venue Information

    Adelaide: Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley
    Melbourne: St Vincent’s Hospital
    Brisbane: Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

For More Information

For more information regarding this course and any dates upon which it is scheduled please download the course brochure. To enquire about hosting this course at your organisation, please submit our online enquiry form.

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