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Advanced Principles of Pharmacology via NMSU
Saturday, January 22, 2022, 9:00 AM to Sunday, January 23, 2022, 6:00 PM CDT
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Advanced Principles of Pharmacology via NMSU
(13.5 Hours)

The Iowa Psychological Association is pleased to partner with New Mexico State University's Clinical Psychopharmacology Post- Doctoral Masters Degree Program to offer Continuing Education (CE) training to IPA members.

Introduction to Psychopharmacology for Psychologists, The Basics of Pharmacology

Credit Hours: 13.5 CEUs (Provided by NMSU, Sponsored by APA) NMSU is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NMSU maintains responsibility for the program and its content

Location: Online (live), via Zoom or Adobe Connect

January 22 & 23, 2022
9:00am - 6:00pm CST

Davena Norris, Pharm.D., PhC, BCPS

$300: IPA Member
$200: IPA Lifetime Member
$200: IPA ECP Member
$130: IPA Retired Member
$0: IPA Student Member
$450: Non-Member

About This Workshop

Class Description: Pharmacology is a dynamic science. In this training module, you’ll build upon current knowledge to enhance your understanding of the complexities of treatment with pharmacological interventions. You will learn how to predict the behavior of a variety of medications based on facts about the drug classification and the principles of pharmacology. Discussions with classmates and your instructor give you valuable interaction and greater insights into the effects of medication on systems of the body. You will explore the principles of pharmacology as they apply to various disease processes with consideration of medication selection factors, client adherence and ethical implications. The Instructor choose specific disease states and will to cover peripheral and central NS overview (adrenergic, cholinergic agents), Parkinson's disease, heart failure, GI pharmacology, oncology including cancer pain management. The Instructor will also provide case vignettes for students to work on with and introduction to lab values. Basic resources will be provided for the Top 200 drugs and medical abbreviations.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
1.           Review five steps of synaptic transmission, as related to neuropharmacology.
2.           Identify at least four ways in which drugs effect/alter synaptic transmission.
3.           For each Peripheral Nervous System drug you study, you should learn the identity of the receptors at which the drug acts, the normal responses to activation of those receptors, and whether the drug increases or decreases receptor activation.
4.           List one muscarinic agonist and one muscarinic antagonist.
5.           Identify at least six symptoms of muscarinic agonist poising.
6.           Outline at least five classic adverse effects of anticholinergic drugs.
7.           Identify three specific uses for neuromuscular blocking agents (Drugs That Block Nicotinic Cholinergic Transmission) and describe the monitoring and other measures necessary with their use.
8.           Match three pharmacological agents to three specific neurodegenerative diseases.
9.           Name at least two drugs to treat Parkinson’s Disease.
10.         Succinctly summarize the main anti-parkinsonian mechanisms of action of the drugs named above.
11.         List at least one Calcium Channel Blocker medication and it’s mechanism of action.
12.         List at least one Vasodilator medication and it’s mechanism of action.
13.         Identify three drugs for Hypertension.
14.         Name three drugs used to treat Heart Failure.
15.         Classify and evaluate four subclasses of gastrointestinal medications used to treat Peptic Ulcer Disease.
16.         Summarize the three main treatment approaches to cancer.
17.         In general terms, compare and contrast at least one typical cancer chemotherapeutic drug, with the typical antibiotic, with respect to the concept of selective toxicity.
18.         Identify and describe three main classes of anticancer drugs in terms of their main mechanisms of action.
19.         Differentiate between Hormonal Agents, Targeted Drugs, and Other Noncytotoxic Anticancer Drugs. Then match one pharmacological intervention to three specific categories of cancer.
20.         List at least six laboratory (diagnostic) test, their associated values, and within normal limits (ranges).
21.         Match 3 lab tests to specific disease states.
22.         Be exposed to the top 200 medications used in practices, and associated medical abbreviations.

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Course Materials and Continuing Education

NMSU will email registrants course materials, and a link to join the live training two business days before the training.

Upon completion of the training, NMSU will email registrants the training evaluation. Upon completion of the training evaluation, the NMSU will email the registrant the CE certificate.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand, sometimes things come up!

IPA will offer a full refund to registrants who cancel their registration 7 days prior to an event/course. If a registrant would like to cancel their registration within 7 days of the event, no refund will be offered.

Contact: Suzanne Hull, [email protected]