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Medications and Cognition

# e114   Medications and Cognition

by Lynette Carl, PharmD, BCPS

0.15 CEUs

$ 34.00

This course describes how medications can affect neurotransmission in the central nervous system, including impacts on cognition, learning, behavior, and motor function. In particular, it reviews medications that are used to improve cognition and learning in patients with cognitive disorders associated with dementia, psychosis, depression and anxiety disorders. In addition, it also reviews how side effects of many medications can impact learning, cognition, and behavior. Guidance is provided for identifying possible effects of medications on the rehabilitation session and optimizing patient participation in rehabilitation sessions through appropriate scheduling of sessions in relation to medication administration. Offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 contact hours.  

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format: Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.  

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how neurotransmitters control cognition and alter muscle function.
  2. List the major neurotransmitters involved in cognition and their associated effects and side effects.
  3. Explain how drug interactions can alter cognition and result in side effects.
  4. List some major clinical diagnoses in which medications can improve the impaired cognition associated with the disease.
  5. Identify some medications that are used to improve cognition in dementia, and explain how they alter neurotransmission.
  6. List some medications that can impair cognition in patients without dementia.
  7. Explain how medications used in learning disorders alter neurotransmission.
  8. Define serotonin syndrome and explain how to avoid this serious side effect.
  9. Explain how medications that enhance GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) are used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and seizure disorders.

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post test in order 
to receive a certificate of completion.

AOTA

Domain of OT: Performance Skills

Lynette Carl, PharmD, BCPS, has practiced as a Consultant and Clinical Pharmacist in pharmacies providing patient care in the settings of hospital, psychiatric, hospice care, home infusion care, and skilled nursing facilities. Her clinical practice experience includes infectious disease, critical care, nutrition support, geriatrics, internal medicine, anti-coagulation, cardiology and pain management. She is co-author of the text Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Affect Eating and Swallowing.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Lynette Carl is author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties. 

Financial — Lynette Carl is Coauthor of the text, "Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Affect Eating and Swallowing"; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Lynette Carl has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 

 


Intended Audience

  • OT
  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.15 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 1.5 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.


AOTA: Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. #4095.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 06/30/2014.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

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More Offerings by: Lynette Carl

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e28 Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Affect Eating and Swallowing
Lynette Carl, PharmD, BCPS and Peter Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP
0.4 $79.00

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"Organized presentation. I found the effects of dopamine depletion in the CNS to be most beneficial topic." - T.T., 8/30/2016

"The material was very organized. I liked the audio option.  I especially enjoyed the section on medications in the demented population." - M.T., 8/13/2016

"I really appreciated discussion of ways that these classes of medications affect cognition as well as swallowing. I liked the breakdown detailing different types of neurotransmitters and ways that each medication can affect function both positively and negatively. I expected more information about specific medications that have cognitive side effects, not just the medication classes, as we need to recognize medication names when reviewing med lists." - L.W., 8/2/2016

"The discussion on side effects of meds was really helpful. I liked the format of the course." - M.D., 7/10/2016

"All very informative." - M.C., 6/30/2016

"I liked the way the course was organized. I especially appreciated the coverage of the negative reaction of medication interaction." - L.R., 3/19/2016

"The material was very relevant for me." - M.M., 3/18/2016

"I appreciated the specific drug names to be aware of, and I liked having the powerpoint for future reference." - M.M., 3/16/2016

"Going over drug effects / concomitant effects / interactions - it was all really useful." - S.R., 3/1/2016

"I liked all of it - it was all beneficial. The information about ADHD and kids/pedatrics was most helpful." - H.H., 2/8/2016

"The topic of medications used to treat dementia was really beneficial. The thoroughness of the course is impressive!" - O.C., 1/20/2016

"The interactions of the meds and side effects was a good discussion. I expected more on ADHD medicine, though." - K.M., 1/9/2016

"Great for working with elderly population." - A.H., 1/3/2016

"I appreciate that this course alerted me to look for specific medications a I plan therapy interventions and assist in monitoring medication status with nursing staff." - M.M., 12/30/2015

"I liked the explanation of neurotransmitters." - M.R., 12/28/2015

"I greatly benefitted from the discussion of medications causing dysphagia, cognition and speech concerns - particularly over the counter medications that contribute to these disorders. I liked learning of the specific medications that can have a positive impact on dementia." - K.K.T., 12/18/2015

"Informative with good, clinically relevant information." - P.M., 12/13/2015

"The impact of neurotransmitters on swallowing and cognition was very helpful." - M.H., 12/8/2015

"I loved the information. I wish it would have had a chart to summarize the info so that I could use clinically quickly. I liked the functional nature of the info, though; immediately applicable." - N.E.P., 12/2/2015

 

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