- Contact hours:
- Pharmacotherapy hours: 2
- Expiration date: February 1, 2021
- 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.
ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:
- Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
- Instructional Level: Intermediate
- Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors
Criteria for Successful Completion
80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support
Objectives: 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.