Pharmacology - Occupational Therapist

Pharmacology 208
Concepts of Orthopedic Pharmacology


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  • Describe pharmacokinetic concepts, including absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion half-life, and duration of action, and their relationship and significance to therapy
  • Describe pharmacodynamic concepts, including the dose-response relationship, therapeutic window, adverse drug reactions, toxicity, tolerance, withdrawal, and addiction
  • List 3 general principles of safe medication use and the role of the therapist in optimizing patient safety
  • List 3 general principles of treatment and prevention of orthopedic infection, including why such infections are difficult to treat and the importance of antibiotic compliance
  • List the analgesics best suited for different types of pain
  • Describe how opioids work differently from anti-inflammatory analgesics in the treatment of pain
  • List 3 common side effects and precautions associated with opioids, acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, and corticosteroids
  • List 3 risks of acetaminophen overdoses during pain management
  • Recognize the boundaries of your professional scope of practice and identify what a therapist can tell a patient about their medication

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Pharmacology 102
Pharmacology for Physical Therapy Practitioners


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  • Define and analyze the general principles of the nervous system, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic uses and toxicology of drugs.
  • Describe the different drug sources, drug classification groups, and routes of administration.
  • Describe the effects of basic physical therapy modalities, such as exercise, heat, cold, and manual techniques, on pharmacokinetics.
  • Discuss the mechanism of action, adverse effects, modification of some effects, and side effects of the drugs used to treat the common cardiovascular, pulmonary, orthopedic, metabolic, and neurological conditions commonly encountered by physical therapists.
  • Develop the abilities to find up-to-date information on drugs and apply such in current physical therapy practice in conjunction with the different physical therapy modalities.

Eloisa Aniceta, PT

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