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Pharmacology Refresher for Home Health Therapists & Nurses 4 Part Webinar Series - 1 of 4

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 3:00pm to Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 4:00pm Webinar/Teleconference
Home health clinicians encounter all types of medications in their patients’ medicine cabinets and it is important that they are well-grounded in pharmacology. This webinar series will cover the key principles of pharmacology and review medications used to treat common diseases and conditions.


Series participants will learn concepts important to the use of medications in patients including common terminology, the effect of comorbid disease or concomitant medications on therapeutic and toxic effects, and special considerations based on a patient’s age and comorbidities. To introduce pharmacy practice, the session will discuss routes of drug administration and general time to onset of effect, advantages, and disadvantages of various drug information sources, and will provide recommendations on medication history taking and medication reconciliation in the patient’s home.


Principles of Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practice

September 30, 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Explain the general characteristics of various categories of medications including prescription, over the counter, herbal/complementary alternative, controlled substances, brand and generic drugs.
  • Given the route of administration of a drug, predict the time to onset of effect.
  • Identify factors that may affect a patient’s response to a medication including age, interacting medications / foods or comorbid disease states.
  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of example drug information resources.
  • Describe strategies to assess medication history and adherence to a medication regimen. 


Medications Used in the Treatment of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions

October 28, 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


  • Identify medications that act on the cardiovascular or respiratory systems and classify them by mechanism of action.
  • Identify basic therapeutic effects and common adverse effects of medications that act on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
  • Identify therapeutic and toxic effects of medications used for the treatment of cough and cold.
  • Describe anticholinergic adverse effects.


Medications Used in the Treatment of Diabetes

November 18, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


  • Identify medications used in the treatment of diabetes and classify them by mechanism of action
  • Identify basic therapeutic effects and common adverse effects of medications used to treat diabetes
  • Differentiate between injectable medications for diabetes, including: long-acting insulins, rapid-acting insulins, and GLP-1 receptor agonists
  • Identify which diabetes medications are most likely to cause hypoglycemia and explain why these medications should be used cautiously in elderly patients. 


Medications Used in the Treatment of Pain and Inflammation

December 16, 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


  • Explain the general step-wise approach to the treatment of pain.
  • Given a patient’s medication list, identify which medications are primarily being used to treat pain or inflammation.
  • Identify basic therapeutic effects and common adverse effects for the medications used to treat pain and inflammation
  • Explain the rationale for the use of two or more pain medications together in combination.


Continuing Education:  This program has been submitted to the New Hampshire Physical Therapy Association for CHE consideration. Therapists, RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for therapy or nursing contact hours, complete the post- program online evaluation.  Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. Please make sure that you enter an accurate e-mail address on the evaluation.


Presenter:  Tayla Rose, PharmD, MEd, RPh, BCACP, CDE serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She also practices as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist and completed a Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency with a focus in Ambulatory Care at Northeastern University and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Tayla received her B.S. in Pharmacy Studies and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Connecticut in 2011 and 2013, respectively.  

Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP).  There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access.


Confirmation:  Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you.  You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts, if available, an evaluation and certificate. The webinars will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST each session.


Registration: The registration deadline is September 25, 2020. Registrations may not be shared between agencies – the agency’s registration covers the access of only one phone line/computer access to the live webinar. Multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. The recording can be shared throughout the purchasing agency, without limitation.  The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.

Pharmacology Refresher for Home Health Therapists & Nurses

Member - $450 a series (112.50 a session)

Non-Member  - $800 a series ($200 a Session)



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