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Contact hours: 2
Expiration date: February 1, 2024
Course price: $19
This course explores acetaminophen use and overuse with a focus on the signs and symptoms of liver injury and adverse effects. It also discusses FDA recommendations for various ages and at-risk populations.
The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:
- Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
- Instructional Level: Intermediate
- Content Focus: Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors
Criteria for Successful Completion
Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
When you finish this course you will be able to:
- Explain the widespread use of acetaminophen both as an over-the-counter drug (OTC) and by prescription in combination with other drugs.
- Discuss self-dosing of acetaminophen as an OTC drug and the hazard of unintentional overdose.
- Describe the relationship of acetaminophen to acute liver failure.
- State the currently recommended maximum 24-hour dose of acetaminophen and explain drug-drug and alcohol interactions.
- Distinguish potencies of acetaminophen preparations for infants, children, and adults.
- Discuss the FDA rulings on acetaminophen and their recommendations for the future.