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Over-the-Counter and Into the ER: OTC Drug Overdoses

Program Type

OnDemand

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Offline Date:

Monday, August 3, 2020

ACPE Expiration Date

Monday, August 3, 2020

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$4.00

  • Overview

    Many patients assume that over-the-counter drugs are safe, even when taking more than the recommended dosage, but quite the opposite is true. Many OTC drugs cause severe toxicity and even death when taken in large doses. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians need to stress the importance of reading labels and following directions. It's important to be aware of the toxicity of OTC drugs such as acetaminophen and aspirin, and to suggest appropriate actions if an overdose occurs.

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    Handouts

    Slide Document:   17115H05_2pp.pdf
    Slide Document:   17115H05_4pp.pdf

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    PharmCon, Inc.
  • Nurse

    Discuss reasons why overdoses of OTC drugs occur
    Describe the clinical effects that occur with overdoses of acetaminophen, aspirin, dextromethorphan, loperamide and antihistamine
    Explain the treatment of acetaminophen and aspirin overdoses


    Pharmacist

    Discuss reasons why overdoses of OTC drugs occur
    Describe the clinical effects that occur with overdoses of acetaminophen, aspirin, dextromethorphan, loperamide and antihistamine
    Explain the treatment of acetaminophen and aspirin overdoses


    Pharmacy Technician

    Discuss reasons why overdoses of OTC drugs occur
    List OTC drugs that can cause severe toxicity in overdoses
    Describe the clinical effects that occur with overdoses of acetaminophen, aspirin, dextromethorphan, loperamide and antihistamines

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-17-115-H05-P

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-17-115-H05-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-17-115-H05-T

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