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2023 Pharmacology Update for APPs
Target Audience and Course Description
Course Description: 

In the 2023 Pharmacology Update for APPs course, you will learn the indications, selection and duration of prophylaxis in different neurologic conditions, focusing primarily on traumatic brain injury (TBI). Discussions include neuroprotective agents that are used to prevent further neuronal damage and save neurons in the brain from irreversible injury. These agents target different cellular pathways to interfere with mechanisms such as inflammatory processes, oxidative stress and apoptosis.

This course also discusses:

  • The management of hypertensive crisis, defining hypertensive urgency and emergency, and outlining treatment goals for each.
  • A review of medications commonly used in neurosurgical ICUs for sedation, paralysis and burst suppression.

Target Audience: nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, and other advanced practice providers

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Identify when seizure prophylaxis is indicated
  • Assess appropriate agents
  • Determine duration of prophylaxis
  • Know available agents and their potential role in neuroprotection
  • Review the evidence of neuroprotective agents
  • Define hypertensive urgency and emergency
  • Identify treatment goals for hypertensive emergencies, including stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage
  • List pharmacological agents used to manage hypertensive crisis
Videos and Faculty
Seizure Prophylaxis: When is it Necessary?
Danielle Schulingkamp, RPh, BCPS, BCCP

Neuroprotective Agents
Luis Cava, MD

Crash Course in ICU Infusions
Luis Cava, MD

Management of Hypertensive Crisis
Elisabeth Webb, PharmD
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Nov 15, 2026
Cost: Member: $69.00
Non-Member: $119.00
Resident: $69.00
Credit Offered:
1.5 CME Credits
1.5 CEU Credits
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