Pharmacology CE/CME Collection

Best practice updates in Pharmacology

Pharmacology is complex and ever changing. Learn from experts from leading healthcare and academic institutions to help you treat and manage common conditions alongside pharmacological agents that can be used.

  • 82.75 Credits
  • 78 Lectures
  • 40+ Hours of Listening

Pharmacology Topics
Medical Errors
• Create a culture of safety in the perioperative setting.
• Recognize the source of errors in the perioperative setting.
• Implement checklists in the performance of anesthesia-related tasks.
• Improve the quality of communications during handoffs.
• Reduce the incidence of in-hospital transmission of infection.
• Identify hurdles that prevent medical team members from voicing concerns.
Risk Management
• Minimize the risk of a lawsuit for malpractice.
• Use appropriate communication and documentation to mitigate factors contributing to malpractice lawsuits.
• Determine whether it is necessary to comply with a request for medical evaluation of an individual being detained by law enforcement officers.
• Recognize and prevent mistakes that can compromise patient confidentiality.
• Improve the effectiveness of courtroom testimony.
Quality Improvement
• Improve preoperative patient assessments.
• Describe the disadvantages associated with the common mechanisms of measuring quality of care.
• Apply principles of patient care that enhance the experience of the patient as measured by the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems score.
• Outline the types of unintended consequences that may result from quality measures.
• Resolve ethical dilemmas regarding end-of-life care.
• Improve the ethical management of pain after surgery.
• Discuss the ethics of providing anesthesia services to close family members.
• Identify which advance directive documents act as actionable medical orders for a patient who experiences cardiopulmonary arrest in the field.
• Foster ethically appropriate surrogate decision-making.
• Mediate among conflicting ethical principles as they relate to blood transfusion.
Opioid Safety
• Modify prescribing practices to thwart perpetuation of the current opioid crisis.
• Provide adequate management of pain while minimizing potential for addiction to or abuse of opioids.
• Select the appropriate patients to receive methadone therapy.
• Create a plan for postoperative pain management with a patient planning a major surgical procedure.
• Counsel patients on opioid therapy about realistic outcomes and acceptable and unacceptable behavior.
• Recommend an effective weaning schedule for a patient on opioids.
• Implement a single-question screening test to screen for opiate use.
• Identify patients at high risk for suicide completion.
• Optimize the use of hospitalization, psychotherapy, and safety planning interventions in patients at high risk for suicide.
• Recognize signs of physician burnout and other risk factors for physician suicide.
• Create a safety plan for an individual who expresses suicidal ideation.

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  • Most CME credits in this product will be current for over 2 years, longevity varies by lecture.
  • Includes CME credit tracking and CME certification.

These lectures are for general CME/CE use, and do not necessarily meet your state’s and/or institution’s specific CME/CE requirements for patient safety, risk management, opioid prescribing, etc. Check your individual state and institution to verify continuing education requirements related to licensure and certification.

Sample Lectures In Pharmacology


1.00 Credits | 30:17 minutes | April 28, 2020


Antibiotic Stewardship in Pediatrics

Craig A. Shapiro , MD

0 Credits | 29:17 minutes | April 28, 2019

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