Pharmacology Update for Nurses

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Barrie - October 2, 2017          (Click here for price and venue details)

$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before August 21, 2017
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before September 18, 2017
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Regular Rate - After September 18, 2017

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Workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | What to Expect at the Workshop

Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre | Venue Web Site
20 Fairview Road | Map and directions

Regina - October 24, 2017          (Click here for price and venue details)

$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before September 11, 2017
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before October 10, 2017
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Regular Rate - After October 10, 2017

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Workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | What to Expect at the Workshop

Delta Hotel Regina | Venue Web Site
1919 Saskatchewan Drive | Map and directions




Presented by Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP

Barb Bancroft is a widely acclaimed nursing teacher who has taught courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. Also certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. Barb is known for her extensive knowledge of pathophysiology and as one of the most dynamic nursing speakers in North America today. Delivering her material with equal parts of evidence based practise, practical application, and humour, she has taught numerous seminars on clinical and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals, including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The Emergency Nurses' Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and more.

Workshop Description

There are a staggering number of drugs that nurses are expected to keep current with. Without some systematic way of categorizing the information, it's easy to become overwhelmed by such a vast amount of information. This course is aimed at simplifying the volume of drug information into easier recall and to crystallize the key things you need to know about the major categories of drugs. And as always, a day with Barb Bancroft will include humour along with important clinical applications that will help you remember and apply the material on a daily basis in your clinical setting.

Workshop Topics

9000 Drugs, Where to Start? Differentiate Quickly Among the Classes of Drugs with the “Suffix” of Each Class
- The “statins”, the “prils” the “triptans” and the “sartans”
- TDAP; Zostavax; HPV Vaccines
- The “prazoles” and the “afils”
- The “olols”, the “alols”, the “ilols” and the “dipenes”
- The “coxibs” the “mabs”, and the “glitizones”
- The “conazoles”, the “cyclovirs” and more

Clinical Uses and Mechanism of Action: The Key Things You Need to Know
- Analgesics; Drugs for Diabetes; Targeted Therapies
- Cholesterol-Lowering Agents, Anti-Hypertensives
- Anti-Fungal and Anti-Viral Agents

Understanding the Common Treatment Regimens for Selected Clinical Conditions
- Hypertension; Chronic Heart Failure
- Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
- Depression

You're Taking WHAT??? Clinical Interactions Between Drugs, Alternative Therapies and Food
- The Effect of Grapefruit Juice on the Metabolism of Certain Drugs
- Foods with Potassium; Foods with Vitamin K
- St John's Wort

Specific Mechanisms of Actions of Drugs in Popular Use
- The “Highway System” and the “prils”
- The Nocturnal Liver and the “statins”
- The Proton Pump and the “prazoles”

The Buzz on Medical Marijuana - What the Evidence Says
- Indications; Contraindications
- Methods & Issues with Use

Who Should Attend?

* RNs, NPs, RPNs, & LPNs in All Areas
* Geriatric, Home, Community and Primary Care
* Outpost Nurses, Occupational Health Nurses; Transition Coordinators
* Nurse Practitioners, Tele-Health Nurses, Educators, Managers