Pharmaceuticals, Heart Rate Variability & the Nervous System
By: Life Chiropractic College West

Course Description

This one hour lecture demonstrates how balancing the nervous system through chiropractic adjustments can be made more difficult when certain medications are being taken by your patients. Without an understanding of medication impact, patients may fail to improve despite your best efforts. Improve your patient outcomes by understanding which classes of medications are most likely to impact the care you provide.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, participants will be able to:

• Understand the significance of heart rate variability (HRV) and how common medications can influence the results.

• Understand the pharmacodynamics of common medications that impact the nervous system including adrenergic and cholinergic receptors.

• Categorize medications according to their impact on the sympathetic vs the parasympathetic arms of the autonomic nervous system.

• Appreciate how a single drug can create systemic side effects.

Course Details

  • Pharmaceuticals, Heart Rate Variability & the Nervous System
  • By:    Life Chiropractic College West
  • Instructor:    Pamela McBride, MD
  • Total CE Hours:    1
  • Course Format:     Online Distance Learning
  • Course Categories:     DC Continuing Education
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