The Role of Over-the-Counter Products in Healthcare: Free CEU for Nurses

245The Changing Role of OTC Products in Health Care– This activity has been developed for physicians and nurses whose practice calls upon them to advise patients who may benefit from using over-the-counter products as part of a self-directed healthcare regimen. The roles of generic OTC and store-brand products are reviewed, as well as the ongoing trend of medications switching from prescription-only to OTC status. Despite their perceived safety, OTC products can be associated with adverse effects. Important updates on the safe use of OTC products for peptic ulcer disease, allergies, birth control, pain management, and overactive bladder are also discussed.
Describe the evolving patient attitudes toward healthcare and wellness, specifically in the context of OTC medications.
List the products that have moved from prescription-only to OTC status.
Describe the most common medication problems with specific OTC medications.
Identify the economic implications of brand, generic, and store brand products.

1.0  Free CEUs for Nurses

This course also offeers Free CME for Physicians

Expires 7/23/17

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