Practitioners in all walks of life have patients with significant health problems. Of these, hypertension, often called "the Silent Killer," may pursue patients. If not treated, hypertension can indeed wreak havoc on your patients´ bodies, their lives and their families. Even if treated, hypertension can cause problems due to side effects, lifestyle changes and a myriad of other issues, including problems with insurance coverage, employment and quality of life.
This seminar will focus on the currently available medications and the differences between them, the side effects and issues that you as a practicing health professional need to understand and help your patients. Additionally, this seminar will discuss topics ranging from insurance formulary decisions, co-morbid disease states and considerations that you need to weigh when using these medications with your patients, from the pathophysiology model to possible etiologies to the different treatments. The goal of this seminar is to help you, as a professional health care provider, to gain a better understanding of this significant health problem and to help your patients get the best results.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Discover how to select appropriate medications for each patient based on their health conditions and life situations
- Identify which types of medications are most effective at treating high blood pressure
- Understand the differences between the medications -- how they work and ow the drugs affect the patient in different ways
- Understand the side effects of these medications and how they can interfere with therapeutic outcomes
- Explain the pathophysiologies and etiologies of high blood pressure
- Select appropriate medications for each patient based on their health conditions and life situations
- Identify which types of medications are used to treat high blood pressure
- List the differences between the medications -- how they work and how the drugs affect the patient in different ways
- Evaluate how the drugs can be used to "target" specific components of treating high blood pressure to maximize clinical outcome
- State the side effects of these medications and relate the reasons why they can interfere with therapeutic outcomes
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Thomas A. Smith, M.S., L.M.H.C., P.D., F.A.S.C.P., has been a licensed Mental Health Counselor for more than 10 years and a Registered Pharmacist for over 25 years. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Consulting Pharmacists and also the Ethics Chairperson for the Indiana Counselors Association. Dr. Smith continues to have an active mental health counseling private practice, and still practices as a Registered Pharmacist. He is an advocate for disability rights and has presented seminars on psychopharmacology, hypertension, infertility, geropharmacology, suicide, crisis intervention, alternative therapies and business issues pertaining to opening a private practice. A guest lecturer on several topics relating to pharmacology at several universities and colleges, Dr. Smith provides consulting services and seminars to businesses, state and federal agencies, private non-profit groups and private individuals on the topic of disability rights.
"Excellent speaker -- engaging, pleasant, intelligent but not boring! Great research and slides and wonderful response to questions!" - Kimberly Wolfe, Nurse, Wilder, KY
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Nurse Practitioners
The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Program Number 012-999-08-029-L01-P. This seminar is offered for 6 ACPE contact hours. Statements of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit will be distributed by Cross Country Education serving as an agent for The University of Florida College of Pharmacy following the program. For those whose Statement of Credit cannot be distributed, it will be mailed by Cross County Education within 4 weeks following the program.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider #044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Seminar Check-In 7:30 AM
Seminar Program 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM