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Your practice is affected by the drugs your patients take. The administration of these drugs may or may not be related to the therapy activities of the student. However, these drugs have the potential to either enhance or impede your therapy activities. A review of the pathophysiologies will precede a discussion of the pharmacologic treatment, identifying major pharmacologic classes with mechanisms of action and clinically relevent pharmacokinetics. The potential benefits to therapy activities in these students, and potential limitations of these drugs to these same activities will then be discussed. The application of this information will be reinforced by case studies at the end of each session.
Participants will be able to:
1. Identify the major pharmacologic classes and protypical examples of commonly used drugs to treat children in school based/outpatient settings
2. Describe the basic concepts of pharmacokinetics and how these may interfere with or enhance pediatric therapy activities
3. Outline the potential benefits and adverse effects of these drugs in relation to therapy activities
PT, OT, SLP, and Assistants, Recreation Therapists, Child Life Specialists
Peter C. Panus, Ph.D., PT, is a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Panus received both his Ph.D. in pharmacology and B.S. in physical therapy from the University of South Alabama. He has completed two post-doctorate fellowships, and was a NIH National Research Service trainee. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (College of Pharmacy). He and co-authors have a total of 45 peer-reviewed articles in various clinical, educational, and basic science areas. Finally, he is working with Drs. Bertram Katzung, Anthony Trevor and Erin Jobst to revise the 2nd edition of “Pharmacology for the Rehabilitation Specialist”.
Robert Barnhart, PT, ScDPT, PCS, is a Professor and the Director Physical Therapy program at Concordia University Wisconsin. He has practiced in a varity of pediatric settings including school based, early intervention, NICU, outpatient, acute care, and ICF/MR.