Methamphetamines: What You Need to Know is organized by RnCeus Interactive and will be held from Feb 05, 2019 - Jun 01, 2020. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 5.00 Contact Hours.
The target audience for this program is:
• Nurses in all areas of healthcare
• All health care professionals who can benefit from an understanding of the pharmacodynamics, treatment and social consequences of methamphetamine abuse
To earn 5.0 contact hours, participants must agree to spend at least 300 minutes studying course material, exploring Internet links, and completing exam and evaluation.
The goal of this program is to provide nurses and other health professionals with information about methamphetamine abuse. The program describes physical and psychosocial issues associated with methamphetamine, and provides critical assessment information. Treatment and prevention components of nursing care plans and interventions are identified.
This learning activity has been designed to provide a 5 contact hour review of the pharmacodynamics of methamphetamine, it's effect on the individual, family and society.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Report the prevalence of methamphetamine use in the United States.
• Describe patterns of methamphetamine use.
• Describe the forms of illicit "meth."
• Describe the various routes used to self-administer methamphetamine.
• Describe methamphetamine/amphetamine pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles.
• Identify sources of illicit methamphetamine in the United States.
• Compare and contrast methamphetamine and cocaine pharmacology and use.
• List cardiovascular and other systemic effects from methamphetamine use.
• Identify fetal, maternal and neonatal effects from meth exposure during pregnancy.
• Identify the drug of choice for treating "meth" psychosis. List side effects of this medication.
• List 8 potential long term effects from methamphetamine use.
• Identify common components of treatment programs.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.