Management of Essential Tremor - JA0008057-0000-19-143-H01-T

Management of Essential Tremor

by Cathy Meives, PharmD
JA0008057-0000-19-143-H01-T
(5.0 / 3 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (1.00 Contact Hr)

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Summary:

Essential tremor is the most common form of tremor. It can be stressful and embarrassing for patients, and can potentially lead to disabilities. The diagnosis of ET is based on clinical findings, as there are no laboratory tests to confirm the presence of ET. Therefore, it is imperative for healthcare professionals to know the differences among the various types of tremor and the possible causes so patients can be managed appropriately. Although many medications and other non-drug treatments have been evaluated for ET, propranolol and primidone remain first-line therapy. There are also several lifestyle tips that should be discussed with patients to help them cope with ET. Healthcare professionals should be familiar with ET, various treatment options, and lifestyle tips to help patients with this chronic condition.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide healthcare professionals with information about essential tremor, including an overview of the condition, how it compares to other types of tremor, treatment options, and counseling points for patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify three types of tremor
  • List two first-line drug therapies for ET and how they should be used
  • Discuss lifestyle tips for patients with ET
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
The course is intended for pharmacy technicians
 
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
 
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Hours dedicated to pharmacology: 0.5 contact hours
 
Initial Release Date: 6/24/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Course Originally Released on: 11/20/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/7/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

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MARTIN M - SPRING VALLEY, CA  ·  Jul 06, 2019
Good overview of ET and differences with similar tremor diagnoses and causes also.
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STEPHEN W - Overland Park, KS  ·  Jul 01, 2019
Never knew there was so much possibly going on with someone who had "the shakes". Fascinating reading, and I must do some more. I had a Grandmother who had ET. I am concerned about a possible hereditary link.
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