N511 Advanced Pharmacology

N511 Advanced Pharmacology

Module 1 Assignment

Create a presentation addressing all of the following topics:

Access the FDA’s current and resolved drug shortages and discontinuations list (http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages/default.cfm). Locate one drug used in practice, and discuss the implications of its shortage. What alternatives are available and what are the similarities and differences between the two medications? What complications could arise due to a shortage of this drug?

Athletes addicted to pain medications is an issue often seen on the news. Discuss how this situation occurs, and what steps can be taken to resolve the issue.

Choose one drug of abuse, legal or illegal and discuss steps for safe withdrawal for the drug, possible medication interactions, and complications that must be considered in emergency settings for a patient addicted and overdosed on this drug.

Explain what the difference is between a medication allergy and a medication sensitivity. Then, choose one medication allergy commonly seen in practice. What cross-sensitivities could patients with this medication allergy experience? What potential complications and reactions could this patient have and what treatment is available?

This PowerPoint® (Microsoft Office) or Impress® (Open Office) presentation should be a minimum of 20 slides (maximum of 30 slides), including a title, introduction, conclusion and reference slide, with detailed speaker notes and recorded audio comments for all content slides. Use the audio recording feature with the presentation software. Use at least four scholarly sources and make certain to review the module’s rubric before starting your presentation.