Veterinary Pharmacotherapy: Prevention, Pain, Gastrointestinal Module 1, Preventative therapy, covers prevention of diseases, including worm, flea, and tick prevention; animal dental hygiene, and obesity prevention.
In Module 2, Pain, we address pain pathway and general medications used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain; spending additional time on osteoarthritis, which is a common cause of chronic pain in both dogs and cats.
Module 3, GI, covers medications used for common pet gastrointestinal problems such as nausea, constipation, and diarrhea; this module also covers pancreatitis and inflammatory bowel disease in depth.
Veterinary Pharmacotherapy: Prevention, Pain, Gastrointestinal is a 4.25 Contact Hour activity which includes required video presentations and readings, recommended resources, an online self-assessment quiz, and a graded exam.
|Module 1||Preventative Therapy|
|Module 2||Pain Management|
|Module 3||Gastrointestinal Disorders|
|Graded Exam||Final Assessment|
After completing this continuing education program successfully, learners will be able to:
- Identify the issues listed below in cats and dogs;
- Apply appropriate therapeutic use of medications to address the issues listed below; and
- Compare and contrast therapies for disease states similar to those listed below occurring in humans, and how their therapies are similar and/or different.
- a. Preventative Therapy
- i. Heartworm, other worms
- ii. Fleas, ticks
- iii. Managing poisonings
- b. Pain Management
- i. General pain
- ii. Osteoarthritis
- c. Gastrointestinal Disorders
- i. Acute gastroenteritis
- ii. Anti-nausea/acid-reducers
- iii. Pancreatitis
Community pharmacists know that more and more pet owners are asking for pet medications from their local pharmacy, which can be more convenient and less expensive than getting them from their veterinarian.
But, the ways dogs and cats process medications can be much different than how humans process the same drugs--so what pharmacists have learned about medications in humans isn't enough.
Our four Veterinary Pharmacotherapy continuing education activities help fill this gap. Learn about common companion animal disease states and how medications address these problems, with guidance for educating pet owners about their pets' medications.