This online course is worth 2 CE.
When it comes to the safety and efficacy of sedation, three of the most important subjects arguably include pharmacology, patient selection, and airway management. All three are tied intimately to patient safety, and pharmacology also has a great deal to do with sedation effectiveness.
Understanding the mechanisms of how drugs act, and how the body responds to their action are key to their safe and effective use.
Dr. Anthony Feck plunges into his favorite topic to share with you pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of a wide range of sedative agents. You learn why and how they work; why some are better than others; and the methods used to reverse the effects of each.
- Understand the pharmacokinetics of common IV drugs, including potency, efficacy, and plasma-protein binding
- Recognize the role and phases of metabolism, induction, and inhibition of CYP3A4
- Identify polymorphism, gross anatomy, and excretion
- Learn the pharmacodynamics that effects sedation
- Recognize agonists and antagonists
- Understand the role of the GABA receptor
- Discover benzodiazepines and their mechanism of cation, abuse, and tolerance, withdrawal, and risk factors.
- Identify various benzodiazepines and key points about each
- Recognize the critical reversal agent and protocols for use
- Discuss the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of opioids including side effects and agonist agents
- Learn about the less-commonly-used sedatives and their effects on organ systems
- Discover the pharmacology behind nitrous oxide
Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, computer with video and audio capabilities, and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles.
Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn 2 CE credits.
Scientific support and additional resources are available here.