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Medication Safety and Pharmacology

AANP Resources by Therapeutic Area

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Medication Safety and Pharmacology

CE Courses

Pharmacology Courses

More than 90 CE courses are available with pharmacology credit. Topics range from acute pain management to thyroid emergencies and everything in between — all free for AANP members!

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NP Tools and Resources

AANP-developed Resources to Support NPs in Treating Your Patients

External Resources

Conveniently Curated Information from Other Top Sources

There are many resources available for both patients and providers. Some of them are listed below for your convenience. Inclusion of these links does not imply AANP endorsement.

Antibiotic Resistance (AR)

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) AR Solutions Initiative offers a number of fact sheets to help practitioners detect, respond, contain and prevent resistant infections across health care settings and communities.
  • An overview of the CDC's global AR projects to combat AR threats.

Medication Safety and Disposal Tools

Over the Counter (OTC) Medications: Proper Dosing and Safe Use

  • Help your patients understand whether OTC medications for pain are right for them and, if so, how to use them safely.
  • Help parents understand correct dosing for OTC medications for children and how to safely keep medications away from children.
  • Research shows patients don’t always know the potential risks of double dosing on medicine. Remind them to double check their medicine labels to avoid doubling up on acetaminophen.
  • NPs play a vital role in encouraging safe acetaminophen use. Remind your patients to always read their medicine labels to avoid accidentally double dosing on acetaminophen.