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20-Hour Pharmacology Boot Camp

Controlled Substances, Psychopharmacology & COPD Updates

Sally K. Miller

Sally K. Miller

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  • Run Time:
  • 20.00
  • Publisher:
  • Fitzgerald Health Education Associates
  • Contact Hours:
  • 20.00
  • Rx Contact Hours:
  • 20.00
  • Edition:
  • 1
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Schedule (includes lunch & breaks)
Day 1 & Day 2: 9:00AM - 5:15PM Central Time
Day 3: 9:00AM - 4:15PM Central Time


Using a case-based approach, pharmacology expert Dr. Sally Miller provides controlled substances prescribers with core knowledge required for safe and effective prescribing of scheduled drugs. An update on primary care prescribing including the use of psychostimulants and pharmacologic treatment of dementing disorders, depression, and obstructive airway disease. Dr. Miller is quadruple-boarded and thus brings a unique perspective to these topics.


This course meets the Illinois APRN requirement for 20 hours of pharmacotherapeutics continuing education, including 10 hours of controlled substances CE.


Controlled Substance, Opioid Prescribing, Substance Abuse (10 hours)

In-depth coverage by Dr. Miller includes:

  • Pain management and issues in addiction including physiology of pain, opiate and non-opiate options
  • Assessment and management of addiction.
  • Best practices in prescribing and dispensing opioids
  • Compliance with legislative mandates
  • Risk assessment and the impact of comorbidities
  • Acute vs chronic pain management, and short vs long-acting agents


Primary Care Prescribing (10 hours)

Topics covered by Dr. Miller Include:

  • Pharmacologic management of dementing disorders
  • Obstructive Airway Disease Pharmacologic Management Update: Focusing on COPD and Asthma
  • Pharmacology conundrums: Case studies in primary care
  • Psychostimulants and Beyond
  • Pharmacologic Management of Depression—When SSRIs don’t work