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Most osteopathic patients will be taking or have taken painkillers – less than half safely and appropriately. Most will have unanswered questions about affects, side effects and safe usage.
Delegates will be given the opportunity to increase their knowledge and confidence of pharmacology and pain control medication. The course will discuss assessing and treating patients with poorly controlled pain, with advice and education on safe and effective pain control medication selection.
Using evidenced based practice, the course will also challenge common dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes to medications.
- Understand the differences regarding training and medicolegal framework between i) advising, ii) supply and administration under patient group directions (PGD) and iii) prescribing medication
- Understand the main principles and considerations when advising patients regarding their use of medications within the scope of professional practice
- Understand the basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and how they relate to adverse drug interactions and therapeutics
- Identify the main groups of pain control medication and the difference legal implications of i) over the counter (OTC) ii) prescription only medications (POM) iii) controlled drugs (CD), iv) off licensed usage and v) unlicensed usage
- Increase awareness of issues relating to pharmaceutical studies and interpretation of research
- Improve awareness of issues relating to patient compliance and concordance with pain medications and understand the principles of the potential role of musculoskeletal practitioners to improve effectiveness and safety of pharmaceutical use through communication with patients