Pharmacology for Medical Assistants
by Instructor: Susie Artis, MSN, RN, NE-BC

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

An understanding of the principles of pharmacology is essential to safe delivery of care. All certified medical assistants must understand the basic concepts of pharmacology and safe medication practices. Pharmacology is concerned with drug benefits, adverse reactions, and toxicity. With the large number of drugs available to the public, the potential for interactions and adverse reactions is ever present.

About the Course Author

Susie Artis, MSN, RN, NE-BC, is Director of Nursing at Eating Recovery Center. Previously she was an educator at Centura Health Physician Group in Denver, Colorado where she worked closely with certified medical assistants. She practiced as a CMA for eight years before obtaining RN licensure. She is also a certified nurse executive and has a deep understanding of the educational needs and practice gaps facing medical assistants in the workplace today. Susie Artis, MSN, RN, NE-BC 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 (1 Match)

  • American Association of Medical Assistants

    1.00HOURS

    This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 general continuing education unit(s) (approval Clinical). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CMA01
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-08-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the terms pharmacokinetics, pharmacognosy, and pharmacotherapeutics; Discuss drug names, routes of drug administration, and the role of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Identify the schedules in the Controlled Substance Act and understand the principles of drug prescribing
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Certified Medical Assistants.
  • 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.
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    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.
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