Pharmacology in Primary Care: Common Prescriptions - 2014-2015 Update (PHARMACY - 14PHAR11)

October 4th, 2014 9:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
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Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Professional $ 149.00
Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni $ 139.00
Full-Time Student $ 50.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience Health care professionals, full-time students
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Three of the most common areas encountered in primary care prescribing will be reviewed and updated for 2014-2015. These include pharmaceutical strategies for hypertension and pain management, as well as blood sugar management strategies. The focus of this seminar is to help the Washington licensed practitioner work within the legal parameters of their practice while effectively treating patients in the primary care setting. Oct 4, Sat, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructor: Paul Anderson. (6.5 CEUs, CMEs)

Description: Medical management of hypertension can be simple or complex depending on the patient and drugs used. The goals of this portion of the presentation are to review the mechanisms of each drug class and how those apply to prescribing and troubleshooting. Synergy and potential conflicts with natural anti-hypertensives will be discussed as well.

Pain management is more than opioid prescribing. The focus of this portion of the presentation is on the mechanisms behind non-opioid medications used for multiple types of pain, as well as cannabinoid pharmacology and Washington approved opioids. The use of prescription and nonprescription agents will be discussed.

Management of diabetes is becoming a complex area of pharmacology. Uses of old standby agents as well as new biological modifiers have complicated the potential management options. The goal of this part of the presentation will focus on the ways to use new and more traditional agents to help maintain optimum blood sugar control.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

Recount the mechanism of action for the following classes of pharmaceutical agents:

  •  calcium channel blockers, beta blockers, angiotensin agents and alpha-2 agents
  •  rauwolfia alkaloyds, diuretic, and natural agents
  •  oral hypoglycemics, insulin forms and incretins
  •  central versus peripheral pain agents
  •  smooth muscle agents and cannabinoids

Describe how the oral hypoglycemic medications and diet interplay

Describe how to notice and respond to insulin overdose

Describe the best synergy between the following pharmaceutical agents:

  •  insulin and metformin
  •  diuretics and beta blockers
  •  opiates and cannabinoids

Meals: One hour lunch break - bring a sack lunch, or eat in Bastyr's dining commons.

Location: Bastyr Univerisity Kenmore Campus, room 55. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a  "fragrance-free" campus.

Audience: The seminar content has been designed for licensed health care professionals and full-time students.

6.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs, CMEs):

CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)

CEUs available for ARNPs & RNs licensed in WA

Category II CMEs available for MDs & PAs licensed in WA

Dr. Anderson, ND is the medical director of Anderson Medical Specialty Associates, a clinic focusing on the care of patients with cancer and chronic diseases. Former positions include professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University and Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center. He is a graduate of NCNM and began instructing classes at naturopathic medical schools in the early 1990’s.  Dr. Anderson continues to hold board review classes and CME courses for most of the U.S. and Canadian ND programs including Bastyr, NCNM, Boucher Institute, UB, SCNM and CCNM. He is also a founding board member of the Academy of Parenteral Therapies specialty group, and an instructor and author for the IIVNTP IV Therapy training group.