Pharmacology Update in Women's Health Online Course
There are many treatment options available for menopausal women. Understanding the appropriate treatments available is important when treating patients as they may vary from patient to patient. In the first section of our Pharmacology Update in Women’s Health Online Course series, registered nurses and nurse practitioners will learn the required skills needed to properly care for menopausal women.
In this course, nurses will learn how to Identify appropriate non-hormonal and hormonal treatment options for menopausal symptoms in addition to providing the various doses & routes available for treatment of menopausal symptoms. Other information covered includes the indications & current guidelines for prescribing menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), identifying women with contraindications to using MHT, and providing counseling & informational resources during decision making with women.
Why take the course?
- Nurses are an important source of health information for women
- Nurses caring for women in the clinical setting can use this information while teaching or counseling menopausal women
- The information and skills obtained from this program will help nurses to assess, educate, and help women with decision making
This course is for registered nurses and nurse practitioners
Details and structure
The materials are contained within the presentation. Full references & resources provide a way to obtain further readings. There is no textbook associated with the offering.
Duration: 2 hours
Contract hours: 3 (1 hour in pharmacology)
University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Graduate School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Meet the Instructor
Rosemary Theroux, PhD, WHNP-BC, is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings (private practice, clinic) for over 25 years. She is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Worcester, where she teaches a women’s health course. She has conducted and published research in the area of women’s self-care decision-making, women’s health practices in Africa, and teaching students through the use of standardized patients. She is a reviewer for several nursing journals. Dr. Theroux has a special interest in Global women’s health. Along with other members of a non-profit group, she has developed a primary care setting with women’s health services in Ghana, Africa.