Principles of Systemic Therapy & Prescription Writing Course

Credits : 2
Start Date :  Feb 01, 2021End Date :  Jun 14, 2023

Organized by :   Pacific University

Specialties :   Optometry

Fees Fee :   Starting From USD 49

Conference Summary

Principles of Systemic Therapy & Prescription Writing Course is organized by Pacific University.

Expiration Date: June 14, 2023

Credits: 2.00 credits

Course Description:
Optometry’s scope of practice continues to expand including the prescribing of systemic medications in the management of ocular conditions. A crucial part of that privilege is the responsibility to understand how systemic medications act on living cells (pharmacodynamics) and what the body does to the drugs (pharmacokinetics). The following presentation will explore the various properties of drugs, their routes of administration, and how the body reacts to the drugs when administered. In addition, proper prescribing of medications will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:
• The attendee will be familiar with how the body regulates its response to drugs.
• The attendee will be familiar with the main routes of drug administration and their advantages and  disadvantages.
• The attendee will be familiar with the various techniques to administer medications in optometric  practice including parenteral, topical, and oral.
• The attendee will be familiar with the current opioid epidemic and the importance of responsible  prescribing.
• The attendee will be familiar with the basics of how drugs interact with receptors to influence biological  properties.
• The attendee will be familiar with the crucial components required when writing a medication  prescription.

Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.

Credit Info

  • Credits : 2
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