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Education for Health Professionals

The Education for Professionals section is intended to provide Learning Modules and links to other useful resources giving additional information on therapeutics. The purpose of these efforts is to provide access to information that will help improve patient safety.

CERT Resources

Preventable Adverse Drug Reactions:
A Focus on Drug Interactions

This CERT developed module is the result of a needs survey sent to all third year medicine clerkship directors and medicine
residency program directors in the U.S. The module contains slides of speakers' notes, test questions, and an evaluation form.

Overview of Long QT Syndrome and Torsades de Pointes
Discussion of the long QT syndrome and its associated life-threatening arrhythmia, Torsades de Pointes, can become somewhat esoteric, even for cardiologists. It is, however, an important syndrome for all physicians and health-care providers to be able to recognize and manage, because it can occur as a life-threatening side effect of so many medications.

  Other Education Resources

The Long QT Syndrome
A slide presentation by Arthur Moss, MD and the
Scientific Advisory Board of the Cardiac Arrhythmia
Research and Education Foundation (CARE).

Knowledge Objectives in Medical Pharmacology
The Association for Medical School Pharmacology has made the Knowledge Objectives (third edition, 2002) available for download as a PDF file on their website. The document describes the minimum essential knowledge in Pharmacology which should be taught to and mastered by medical students. Of special interest is the chapter on
Clinical Pharmacology.

Cytochrome P450 Drug Interaction Table
A current, detailed, referenced list for research purposes maintained by David A. Flockhart, MD, PhD of Indiana University School of Medicine. (

Methadone Drug Interaction Wallet Card (PDF)

This handy printable card can be used by professionals and their patients as a quick referencefor drugs that interact with methadone.

Hispanic Herbal Remedies of the Southwestern U.S. (PDF)

A list of common herbal remedies and some of their potential therapeutic interactions and potential adverse events associated with use. See also our Commercial Herbal Remedies List


Arizona Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics
The Critical Path Institute

Tucson, Arizona and Rockville, Maryland

Funded in part by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant 1 U18 HS10385-01

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