Opioids

Opioids

Learning Objectives and Breakdown of Resources Describe uses for Opiates Classify Opiates based on drug naming conventions Describe the mechanism of action of Opiates Recognize the therapeutic effects and side effects Identify signs and symptoms of overdose and withdrawal Implement treatment plans for patients using Opiates Outline Uses and Classification Mechanism of Action, Therapeutic Effects, […]

Beta Blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers

Beta Blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers

Learning Objectives and Breakdown of Resources Describe uses for Beta Blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers Classify Beta Blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers based on drug naming conventions Describe the mechanism of action of Beta Blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers Recognize the therapeutic effects and side effects Identify signs and symptoms of overdose Implement treatment plans […]

Asthma

Asthma

Learning Objectives Define Asthma. Review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, etiology, and contributing factors related to the development of asthma. List the signs and symptoms of asthma. Describe the diagnostic process and assessment of asthma severity. Review the pharmacologic treatments for asthma. Identify the elements of long-term asthma management. Outline self-management, emergency, and inpatient management of asthma […]

Medication Math

Medication Math

Objective This course will develop the practitioner's skill in solving medication dosage problems. Prerequisites A basic understanding and application of pre-algebra should already exist. This includes: Understanding the language of Algebra. Solving addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication of whole numbers. Solving operations with fractions. If you do not meet these prerequisites please review chapters 1 […]

Respiratory System Introduction

Respiratory System Introduction

Learning Objectives Understand common medical terminology related to the Respiratory system Distinguish between the conducting and respiratory zone structures of the respiratory tract. Describe the two main types of epithelium within the respiratory tract and how their structure relates to function. Describe the gross anatomy of the lungs. Relate Boyle’s law to the events of […]

COPD

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder Learning Objectives Define chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Identify risk factors and recommend interventions for the prevention and management of COPD. Differentiate the anatomy and function of normal lungs with lungs damaged by COPD. Indicate the distinctive signs and symptoms of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Describe the treatment for an exacerbation of […]