Pharmaceuticals, Heart Rate Variability & the Nervous System (McBride, online 2021)
When it comes to medications, it pays to know your enemy. This one hour seminar demonstrates how balancing the nervous system 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 care by understanding which classes of medications are most likely to impact the care you provide.
This course is available through December 31, 2021. Download or print your certificate before that date.
By the end of the seminar, you will be better 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; and
Appreciate how a single drug can create systemic side effects.
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By the end of this one-hour seminar, 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; and
- Appreciate how a single drug can create systemic side effects.
PAMELA BAILEY MCBRIDE, MD
Dr. Pamela McBride is professor of anatomy at Life Chiropractic College West.
Surgeon, professor, and science writer: Dr. McBride approaches each role anchored with the core beliefs that "human bridges are created through education" and that the sharing of one's knowledge in the service of improving the lives of those around us is one of the highest callings we can accept. No matter which hat she's wearing, her goal is unified: empowering people to be thoughtful decision makers through education."
Dr. McBride began her career as a surgeon providing acute care as well as cancer therapy. Following nearly two decades in surgical practice she set her sights on higher education and now serves as a professor at Life West Chiropractic College. At Life West she enjoys sharing her knowledge and appreciation for the anatomical and nutritional sciences. Her special academic interests include heart rate variability (HRV) monitoring and how it is impacted by medications, diet, exercise, stress, and other lifestyle factors. "Living with Health & Longevity in Mind" is the theme of her upcoming book to be released in 2019.
When she isn’t working, you’ll find her reading on the beach, shooting a few at the archery range, or stretching it out in the yoga studio; sometimes, all three on the same day.
Scroll down to see available credit hours.
Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
*The following State and Province boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE): CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MT, NE, NJ, OH, OR, PR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY. Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.
Available Credit Hours
- 1.00 AK Chiropractic BoardAlaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 1.00 CA Chiro Board, Category BCA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
- 1.00 CO Chiropractic BoardColorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 1.00 CT Chiropractic BoardConnecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
- 1.00 DC Chiropractic BoardDistrict of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
- 1.00 DE Chiropractic BoardDelaware Board of Chiropractic
- 1.00 IA Chiropractic BoardIowa Board of Chiropractic
- 1.00 ID Chiropractic BoardIdaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
- 1.00 IL Chiropractic BoardIllinois Medical Licensing Board
- 1.00 KS Healing Arts BoardKansas Board of Healing Arts
- 1.00 MA Chiropractic BoardMassachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
- 1.00 MD Chiropractic BoardMaryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 1.00 ME Chiropractic BoardMaine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
- 1.00 MN Chiropractic BoardMinnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 1.00 MT Chiropractic BoardMontana Board of Chiropractors
- 1.00 NC Chiropractic BoardNorth Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 1.00 ND Chiropractic BoardNorth Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 1.00 NE Chiropractic BoardNebraska Board of Chiropractic
- 1.00 NJ Chiropractic BoardNew Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 1.00 NM Chiropractic BoardNew Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 1.00 NV Chiropractic BoardNevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
- 1.00 NY Chiropractic BoardNew York State Board for Chiropractic
- 1.00 OR Chiropractic BoardOregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 1.00 PACEFCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
- 1.00 RI Chiropractic BoardRhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
- 1.00 SC Chiropractic BoardSouth Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 1.00 SD Chiropractic BoardSouth Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 1.00 TN Chiropractic BoardTennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 1.00 UT Chiropractic BoardUtah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
- 1.00 VA Board of MedicineVirginia Board of Medicine
- 1.00 VT Chiropractic BoardVermont Board of Chiropractic
- 1.00 WA Chiropractic CommWashington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
- 1.00 WY Chiropractic BoardWyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
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