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Drug-Drug Interactions: Safe Prescribing and Avoiding Errors (Pharmacology Credit)

Drug-Drug Interactions: Safe Prescribing and Avoiding Errors (Pharmacology Credit)

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

1.50 hours

Released

September 16, 2014

Expires

September 16, 2017

Maximum Credits

1.50 / CE for Nurses; includes 1.50 pharmacology credits

Accredited Provider

This program is jointly provided by Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) and Haymarket Medical Education.

Commercial Supporter

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Producer

Produced in conjunction with myCME and NPACE

Program Description

This pharmacology program discusses how drugs are metabolized, how they can interact with each other, and uses case studies to present and analyze clinical problems involving medications with recommendations for safer prescribing.

Program recorded at the NPACE Pharmacology Update Conference held July 24-25, 2014 in Providence, RI.

Educational Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the most common mechanisms for drug-drug interactions
  • Discuss techniques to ensure safe prescribing
  • Review cases involving prescribing errors and medical malpractice cases

Faculty

Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP, FAANP, is an adult and family nurse practitioner and the owner of Wright & Associates Family Healthcare and Anderson Family Healthcare in Concord, NH. Ms. Wright is also a Partner with Partners in Healthcare Education, Senior Lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, and a Fellow into the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP, FAANP, discloses the following:

Owner – Wright & Associates Family Healthcare
Partner – Partners in Healthcare Education
Speaker’s Bureau – Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi-Pasteur, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Merck and Co., Inc., and Vivus, Inc.
Consultant – Vivus, Inc., Sanofi-Pasteur, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Planners and Managers Disclosures

The planners of this activity reported the following relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Marjorie Crabtree, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
Martha Roman, MS, NP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
Karen Windle, RNC, MS, WHNP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
Rebecca Ouellette, MPA, has nothing to disclose.
R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, has nothing to disclose.

Credit

1.50

Type

CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NPACE, the Provider of awarding contact hours, is responsible for adherence to ANCC criteria.

Designation Statement

NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.50 CNE credit, of which 1.50 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. NPACE and myCME do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. There is a fee for this activity. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.

Contact Information

Credit Questions?
If you have any questions relating to the provision of continuing nursing education contact hours of this activity, please contact NPACE at 508-907-6424 or email: npace@npace.org.

Other Questions?
If you have any questions regarding the program delivery or format, please contact myCME.Support@haymarketmedical.com.

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