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Course Overview

Nurses providing care to both inpatient and outpatient populations currently face greater complexity in the drug regimens that patients present with than ever before. The role of the clinician includes recognition of risk, as well as identification of interactions that are manifest. The first part is designed to review the interactive concepts of drug interaction in selected populations and create a framework for further knowledge acquisition and application. The subsequent chapters in this series will examine specific groups of drugs commonly encountered by clinicians. Emphasis will be placed on recognition of the potential for untoward interactions, including operant mechanisms, as well as on the identification of strategies to ensure patient safety.

About the Course Author

A Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nursing at California State University in Long Beach, CA, Dr. Callahan received her nursing education at Rockingham Community College, Wentworth, North Carolina, and her anesthesia education at the Anesthesia Program for Nurses at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina. The recipient of a BS in Biology from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, a MA in Education, and a MS in Nursing from California State University in Long Beach, California, she received her PhD in Educational Research and Evaluation from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida in 1994. In the summer of 2003, Dr .Callahan was a fellow in the Genetics Institute of the National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Callahan has a broad base of practice experience as an educator, clinician, administrator, and consultant. She has written numerous publications and is widely known as a continuing education lecturer in the field of anesthesia, pain management, and the sciences. She is a Past-President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Dr. Callahan remains clinically active, and enjoys teaching both in the college classroom as well as her nationally presented seminars. Linda L. Callahan, CRNA, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (50 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators

    1.50HOURS

    Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators. Provider # 50-290 NHA/RCAL This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    This course is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy and offered to PTs and PTAs for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure accepts Continuing Education hours obtained by completing online training courses related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Arizona Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

    1.50HOURS

    The Colorado State Physical Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses as relevant to the licensee’s practice as a physical therapist and pertinent to his/her Learning Plan and goals. This course meets the requirements for Category I credit. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing

    1.50HOURS

    The Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists accepts internet-based and distance learning opportunities provided such coursework is related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy Licensing

    1.50HOURS

    The Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by another state or jurisdiction’s physical therapy board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board

    1.50HOURS

    The Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any section or chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Indiana Physical Therapy Committee

    1.50HOURS

    The Indiana Physical Therapy Committee accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.
  • Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Missouri Advisory Commission for Professional Physical Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored/approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education hours accrued through participation in educational activities approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This course meets approval under the Mississippi Regulation Part 3103 Rule 5.4 (1) (b). This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    The Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Category A activities. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Nebraska State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses relating to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • New Hampshire Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New Mexico Physical Therapy Board

    1.50HOURS

    The New Mexico Physical Therapy Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New York Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

    1.50HOURS

    The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy licensing board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy (General)

    1.50HOURS

    The Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Utah Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing accepts Continuing Education courses conducted by commercial continuing education providers. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Type 1 courses. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Vermont Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation - Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Washington Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Washington Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses that are specifically related to the practice of physical therapy, with specified goals and objectives. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing - Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Examining Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers

    1.50HOURS

    The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Alaska Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Alaska State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • CA Physical Therapy Board of California

    1.50HOURS

    Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Learners must self-report this completion to CE Broker in order to receive credit from the Florida Board of Physical Therapy.
  • Kansas Board of Healing Arts - Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    This activity meets Kansas State Board of Healing Arts criteria for continuing education and is offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board

    1.50HOURS

    Course approved by the Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board. Provider # 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-RT-0-RN251B
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2017-04-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    "Briefly compare adverse effects that may be observed with the following drugs used to treat bipolar disorder; Lithium, Anticonvulsant agents, Atypical antipsychotic drugs."; Describe the diagnostic signs and symptoms associated with Bipolar Disorder.; "Describe the mechanisms of action of the following types of antidepressants; Tricyclic agent, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI), Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI), \nMonoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAO). "; Describe the role of the CYP450 enzymes in the metabolism of antidepressant and anticonvulsant agents used in the treatment of mood disorders.; Describe the signs and symptoms indicative of major depression.; Describe the symptoms and treatment of the Serotonergic Syndrome.; Discuss briefly the life prevalence and recurrence rate of major depression in the adult population.; Discuss the pathological processes that are thought to underlie the development of major depressive episodes.; Discuss three adverse effects associated with the members of the drug families listed in objective #4.; List the symptoms and describe the treatment of the neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
  • Outline:

    Mood Disorders Scope of Drug Use in Treatment - Depression and antidepressants - Tricyclic Antidepressants - MAO Inhibitors Depression and Antidepressant Medications - Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) Management of Serotonergic Syndrome - Serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) - Mixed serotonin norepinephrine effects - Norepinephrine dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI) Antidepressant Metabolism Bipolar disorders - Mood stabilizers - Lithium - Anticonvulsants - Carbamazepine - Lamotrigine - Valproate - Other drugs Used to treat Bipolar Disorder Atypical antipsychotics Antipsychotic Metabolism - Examples Potential Untoward physiological effects - Severe untoward physiological effects - Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Rationale for Use of Antipsychotic Agents in BPS - Other drugs for bipolar diseases Take Home Message
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry, Intermediate level Physical Therapists; Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.