Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs: Supporting Patients with Evidence-Based Information
Class Experience Level

This 1 credit hour on-demand course will cover differences between prescription and over the counter medications, data regarding use in the United States, and three free resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health: the NIDA website, DailyMed and LactMed. The course includes a recorded presentation, demos of three resources, and guided exercises to try the resources hands-on. 

This presentation addresses increasing health information access and use by including information about the NLM/NIH resources LactMed, DailyMed and NIDA.

  1. Describe some current challenges related to prescription and OTC drug use in the US using authoritative statistical sources 

  1. Navigate the NIDA website to locate research, tools to support evidence-based practice, and patient education materials about substance abuse

  2. Find information about safety and adverse effects of common drugs and chemicals in lactating mothers using LactMed 

  3. Retrieve FDA prescription drug labels using DailyMed 

Class Details

Platform: Moodle
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: CHES, CHIS Level 1, CNE
Class Experience Level: Beginner
This class is sponsored by Region 6.

Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Margie Sheppard
Technical Assistance: Molly Knapp