1. Clinical Applications of Pharmacokinetic Dosing and Monitoring)
This course integrates the principles of clinical pharmacokinetics, including factors that affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and binding of drugs, into the process of monitoring, evaluating and adjusting dosing regimens in a patient care setting. Participants learn to interpret laboratory results, assess clinical findings, and apply pharmacokinetic concepts in order to determine an individualized dosage regimen for a specific patient. The video series includes critical thinking and problem-solving exercises that relate to drug dosing and monitoring functions that are commonly performed by pharmacists in clinical practice.
2. Applying the Principles of Evidence Based Medicine in Clinical Practice)
This course provides participants with an understanding of how to interpret and evaluate medical literature in support of making optimal patient care decisions. The first session explores the basic applications of p values, power, and statistical tests typically encountered in medical literature, with a focus on superiority studies. The second session addresses associative statistical tests, such as interpretation of number-needed-to-treat (NNT) and number-needed to-harm (NNH). The third session provides guidance on how to interpret noninferiority (NI) studies and the fourth session reviews the pros and cons of clinical practice guidelines and the appropriate application of guidelines in clinical practice. The course will include analyses of direct literature examples to illustrate the principles being discussed.
3. Pharmacokinetics and Dosing Regimen in Renal Disease
This course discusses the principles of pharmacokinetics and drug dose adjustment in patients with renal disease. The first session introduce basic renal physiology and function, including filtration, secretion and reabsorption. In the second and third sessions, participants learn to calculate renal clearance by different methods and recommend dosing regimen for renal insufficient patients. The fourth session summarizes the general principles for dosage adjustment in dialysis patients. The purpose of this course is to help participants apply knowledge learned from lectures into clinical practice and integrate skills and concepts to be clinical pharmacists.
Week02_Renal Physiology and Function
Week03_Pharmacokinetics and Dosing Regimen in Renal Failure
Week04_Dosing Regimen And Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Renal Failure