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This course is offered in cooperation with McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc and utilizes text from the textbook “Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist” by Peter C. Panus, PhD, PT, Bertram Katzung, PhD, MD, Erin E Jobst, PT, PhD, Suzanne L. Tinsley, PT, PhD, Susan B. Masters, PhD and Anthony J. Trevor, PhD © 2009.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This course is based on what healthcare professionals in rehabilitation need to know about pharmacology.  Offering a complete but focused presentation of pharmacology as it affects patients in rehabilitation, while illuminating its ever-expanding role in the rehabilitation practice.

Throughout this course you will find valuable insights on the full range of pharmacology topics, from analgesics and muscle relaxants, to cancer chemotherapy – all taught from the vantage point of the practicing therapist.  You can expect complete, up-to-date descriptions of common adverse drug reactions relevant to therapeutic practice, as well as explanations of how drugs can disrupt functional and clinical outcomes along with corresponding therapy-based solutions to overcome these issues.  Also included are Problem-Oriented Patient Studies which feature the patient as the focal point of the case rather than drug therapy itself as well as at-a-glance summaries of the drugs available to treat specific conditions and disorders.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 573 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 4 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 4:  Chemotherapeutics

Chapter 27:  Antibacterial Agents
Chapter 28:  Antiviral Agents
Chapter 29:  Antifungal and Antiparasitic Agents
Chapter 30:  Miscellaneous Antimicrobial Agents:  Disinfectants, Antiseptics, Sterilants, and Preservatives
Chapter 31:  Cancer Chemotherapy
Chapter 32:  Immunopharmacology

Module Goals

Course Goals and Objectives
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of the Chemotherapeutic drugs in Pharmacology.
Professional Learning Objectives
1.  Discuss and identify antibacterial agents.
2.  Identify the most common mechanism of resistance of bacteria.
3.  Recognize the clinical uses and adverse effects of clindamycin.
4.  Demonstrate knowledge in the adverse effects of sulfonamides when administrated during pregnancy.
5.  List medications used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
6.  Discuss the medications used to treat leprosy.
7.  Identify the adverse effects of antibacterial agents as they effect rehabilitation.
8.  Demonstrate knowledge in antiviral agents.
9.  Recognize the drug of choice for treatment of CMV.
10.  Discuss nevirapine and the severe adverse effects associated with it.
11.  Demonstrate knowledge in anti-influenza drugs.
12.  Identify drugs used for systemic fungal infections.
13.  Discuss antifungal and antiparasitic agents.
14.  Discuss fungal infections and the difficulty associated with treatment.
15.  Identify the primary antifungal drug used in treatment of onychomycosis.
16.  Discuss the treatment of choice for pinworms (Enterobius vermicularis) infections.
17.  Recognize antimicrobial agents such as disinfectants, antiseptics, Sterilants and preservatives.
18.  Define antisepsis.
19.  Identify the topical cream used in prevention of gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial colonization of burned skin and tissue.
20.  Demonstrate knowledge in both the advantages and disadvantages or antiseptic and disinfectants.
21.  Discuss cancer chemotherapy.
22.  List the delayed toxicities of methotrexate (MTX).
23.  Differentiate between the antibiotic cancer chemotherapy drugs and their toxicities.
24.  Discuss Immunopharmacology.
25.  Identify the clinical use and toxicity of cyclophosphamide.
26.  Discuss monoclonal antibodies.
27.  Recognize the clinical use of the immunosuppressive agent RhO (D) immune globulin.
28.  Demonstrate knowledge in the types of hypersensitivity allergies.