Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications in the Cardiopulmonary Patient: What every Therapist Should Know

(This course is for Fairview Rehabilitation services Employees only)

Audience: CRB and all therapist who treat Cardiac and Pulmonary patients
Course level: Introductory
Date: May 13, 2014
Check in time: 5:30-6 pm
Class time: 6-8 pm
Location: 2450 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454
Dining Room A, First Floor of the East Building next to Cafeteria

Contact Hours: 2.0

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Josh Breeding (JB), Pharm.D, BCPS, completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College and his doctor of pharmacy at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. JB did his pharmacy residency at UMMC in 1998 and then took a position as the cardiac pharmacy clinical specialist. For the last 8 years, he has worked as a pharmacy team leader for the cardiac, neuro and transplant areas at UMMC. He is also Chair of the Fairview System Anticoagulation Subcommittee. Dr. Breeding is passionate about teaching and has spent the majority of his career teaching pharmacists, prescribers, nurses and patients the basics of cardiac medicine. He is an assistant clinical professor at the University Of Minnesota and in 2013, was awarded the College of Pharmacy’s “Preceptor of the Year” award for the state of Minnesota.

Course Description
This 2 hour course will focus on the medication classes used most often in the treatment of cardiac and pulmonary medical conditions. For each class of medications, we will review the most common side-effects that may have a bearing on physical and occupational therapy. This course will also include a review of the benefits and dangers associated with common over-the-counter/herbal products. The overall course objective is to provide course participants with the ability to effectively identify and manage minor medication issues in the cardiopulmonary patient.

Course Objectives
At the end of this course, participants will:

  •  Identify the names of common medications/supplements used in cardiopulmonary patients
  •  Effectively associate common side-effects with a medication class
  •  Develop a stepwise process for referral when major medication side-effects occur

5:30-6:00 pm                          Check in time
6:00-7:00 pm                          Names of common medications
                                                  -Supplements used                
                                                  - Common side effects 
7:00-8:00 pm                          Continue with Side effects and Process for referral

This course is eligible for American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider credit. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

The course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for Category I credits. Approval number: #6708

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