Black Box Warnings Pertinent to Optometrists Course # 35430

Instructor:

Len Koh, PhD, OD, FAAO

Section:

Pharmacology

COPE Course ID:

35430 PH

Expiration Date:

August 18, 2015

Qualified Credits:

Course has expired


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The scope of practice in optometry continues to expand over the years. Most optometrists can prescribe topical and non-topical medications. This course presents drugs pertinent to optometrists with box warnings of potentially serious adverse effects.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Educate patients about signs and symptoms of drugs with black box warning, if there is no alternative
  • Check manufacturer’s drug insert before prescribing an unfamiliar drug
  • Use alternative and safer drug for patients who have high risk of adverse reaction to a particular drug
  • List ways to look for black box warning on a prescribing drug
  • Define the meaning of a black box warning for a medication

STEPS TO TAKE COURSE:

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Upon completion and payment you will be issued a certificate.
Please send any questions or comments to kundart@pacificu.edu.

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