The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health presents the 20th Barbara Wells Marshall Conference for Area Advance Practice RNs and RNs, "Pharmacology, a Class Act"

The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health announces the topic for this year’s Barbara Wells Marshall Conference, “Pharmacology, a Class Act,” presented by Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP.

Bancroft is a fascinating and highly informative speaker whose dynamic presentation style makes learning enjoyable. She will provide a wealth of clinical information that can be applied to everyday practice.

The conference runs from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Thursday May 5, 2016 at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center, located at 8485 Ridge Road in Cincinnati, ZIP 45236. The advanced practice nurses who care for patients at The Jewish Hospital invite area Advance Practice Nurses and Nurses to attend this educational conference where together, they will:
Discuss drug-drug interactions.
-ACE inhibitors and NSAIDS
-tamoxifen and antidepressants
-nitroglycerin and ED drugs

Discuss the use of alternative therapies and over-the-counter drugs with prescription drugs
-St. John's Wort, gingko, ginseng, glucosamine
-ASA, NSAIDS with anticoagulants
-acetaminophen

Differentiate among the various classes of drugs by using the “suffix” for each class
-examples of suffixes used for classes of drugs, including statins, prils, triptans, osins, sartans prazoles, tidines, afils, conazoles, olols, alols, ilols, dipines, coxibs, mabs, glitazones, cyclovirs and more

Discuss the clinical uses of these classes of drugs
-cholesterol-lowering drugs
-anti-hypertensive agents
-anti-fungal agents
-anti-viral agents
-analgesics
-targeted therapies
-drugs for diabetes

Discuss the common treatment regimens for selected clinical conditions
-hypertension
-chronic heart failure
-diabetes mellitus type 2
-depression

Identify strategies to remember the complex mechanisms of action for different classes of drugs
-use of specific examples
-“the highway system” and the “prils”
-the nocturnal liver and the “statins”
-the pump in the stomach and the “prazoles”

Review clinical laboratory tests for specific drugs and drug classes
-B12 levels in patients on PPIs and Metformin
-CBC for various drugs known to cause neutropenia
-renal function studies
-INR for Warfarin
-other labs

The Jewish Hospital will provide lunch and snacks. For information on the event, cost and pharmacology CE credit or to reserve your spot, contact Rhoda Bates at 513-924-8305 or rdbates@mercy.com. Mercy Health (OH-050/1/1/2015) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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