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    Occupational Therapist

    Pharmacology 208
    Concepts of Orthopedic Pharmacology


    • 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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