Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Professionals
Understand How Your Patient’s Medications Affect
Many patients being referred to therapy are taking prescription and/or
over-the-counter medications. Although many of these medications are directly
related to their therapy diagnosis, some may not be. What should you know about
clinical pharmacology to manage them effectively?
Join a leading rehab pharmacology expert, Dr. Suzanne Tinsley, as she examines
the critical aspects of pharmacology, including the principles of
pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics as well as how to apply these concepts to
all drug classifications. You will discuss specific concepts of the pharmacology
of the central nervous system and autonomic nervous system. You will analyze
effects of drug actions on the major body systems, including mechanisms of
therapeutic actions and adverse drug effects, problems involving drug
interactions, and variables that modify drugs’ effects. Special consideration
will be given to many of the drugs most commonly used in treating cardiovascular
and neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Using case reports, you will uncover
specific effects that have an impact on the rehabilitation management of
patients and clients.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Describe the primary pharmacokinetic factors
involved in drug administration, absorption, distribution, interaction, and
Explain how altered pharmacokinetics may lead to
a decrease or an increase in drug effects, and how these effects may be
recognized in patients receiving therapy
Discuss the concepts of psychological and
physical dependence, tolerance, withdrawal, receptor, sensitivity, and
Identify the general categories, mechanisms of
action, risk-benefit ratio, and implications on physical therapy and
occupational interventions for the pharmacological agents routinely prescribed
for conditions involving the cardiovascular, neuromuscular, endocrine,
pulmonary, and central nervous systems
Analyze the possible effects of various drug
actions on the effectiveness of physical therapy and occupational therapy
interventions and functional outcomes
SUZANNE TINSLEY, PHD, PT, NCS, received
her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1986 and her
PhD in Neuropharmacology from Louisiana State University Health Sciences
Center-Shreveport in 1999. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of
Rehabilitation Sciences at Louisiana State University Health Sciences
Center-Shreveport, where she teaches medical pharmacology and neuroscience in
the School of Allied Health Professions. A Board Certified Neurologic Physical
Therapist, Dr. Tinsley has presented both internationally and nationally on the
topics of pharmacology and neurologic rehabilitation. She has also served on the
ABPTS Academy of Content Experts.
Dr. Tinsley has published in the area of pharmacology and rehabilitation and is
an author of a pharmacology textbook for McGraw-Hill Publishing. She has an
active clinical practice in the area of neurological rehabilitation as well as
an active clinical research agenda. Dr. Tinsley has been honored as a Visiting
Scholar at the renowned Valens Rehabilitation Clinic in Valens, Switzerland.
Financial: Receives a speaking honorarium from Cross Country Education
“I had some “ah-ha” moments when I attended
regarding drug-to-drug interactions and how this might affect my patients.”
-Beth Ward, PT, DPT
“Dr. Tinsley can take very complex material and break it down to understandable
terms” A great teacher!”
-Dennis R. Wissing, RRT
"Dr. Tinsley is everything you want in a presenter…dynamic, engaging,
intelligent, practical and fun!"
-Sherri R. Betz, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA®-CPT
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Physical Therapist Assistants
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Nursing Home Administrators
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SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -