120 minutes including a Q&A
• The on-demand recording to watch later at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
• A certificate of completion
• Bisphosphonates (the “dronates”), PTH analogues; and monoclonal antibodies for osteoporesis
• Estrogen; estrogen agonist/antagonis, calcitonin, tissue specific estrogen complex (TSEC) (estrogen/bazodoxifene);
• Sclerostin inhibitors, and specialized monoclonal antibodies to treat the fracture prone
• Drugs to treat erectile dysfunction (ED); How do the “afils” for ED work?
• The role of dietary calcium, calcium supplements, and vitamin D for prevention and treatment
• How long should a patient stay on bisphosphonates? Should patients have a “drug holiday”? For how long?
• Testosterone for bone building? Are there other indications for these drugs? What are the side effects and adverse effects of the ED drugs?
There are a staggering number of drugs that nurses are expected to keep current with. Without some systematic way of categorizing the information, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by such a vast amount of information. Our Pharmacology Update webinar series is divided up into the most important classes of medications, and for each class of medications, Barb will summarize the volume of pharmacological information into easier nuggets for recall; and will crystallize the key things you need to know. After first covering the principles of pharmacology, which is an excellent session on absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion that forms the foundation of the other sessions, Barb will discuss the following classes of medications: anti hypertensives, statins, proton pump inhibitors, drugs that prevent ulcers, drugs to treat osteoporosis, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, migraines, anticoagulants, mood stabilizers, drugs for neuropathic pain and more.
Who Should Attend?:
• RNs, NPs, RPNs, & LPNs in acute, community, primary & long term care settings
• Physician Assistants, Dietitians, Chiropractors, Pharmacy Technicians, EMT’s,
• Outpost Nurses, Occupational Health Nurses; Transition Coordinators
• Nurse Practitioners, Tele-Health Nurses, Educators, Managers
Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
Barb Bancroft is a widely acclaimed nursing teacher who has taught courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. Also certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. Barb is known for her extensive knowledge of pathophysiology and as one of the most dynamic nursing speakers in North America today. Delivering her material with equal parts of evidence based practise, practical application, and humour, she has taught numerous seminars on clinical and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals, including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The Emergency Nurses’ Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and more.