Principles of Safe Prescribing


The art of safe prescribing begins with understanding the importance of a medication's pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic profile. This program highlights the importance of the drug's pharmacokinetic profile, including absorption, distribution, elimination, drug bioavailability, biotransformation, T ½, clearance, steady state, Tmax, and AUC, on the selection of a medication. The importance of a medication's pharmacodynamic profile on disease management is highlighted.