hcs260 | undergraduate

Pharmacology

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This course examines the pharmacodynamics of major drug classes and methods of calculating dosages. A review of safe administration of medication is provided. Emphasis is placed on nursing assessment and the management of therapeutics, particularly the toxic effects of pharmacotherapeutic interventions.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Medications Related to Immunity, Inflammation, and Infection

    • Describe appropriate educational information—for patients and families—on drugs that affect the immune system, the inflammatory response, and antimicrobial drugs.
    • Identify core drug knowledge for drugs that affect the immune system, inflammation, and infection.
    • Differentiate the classes of drugs that affect the immune system, inflammation, and infection by prototype.
    • Identify patient variables relevant to drugs that affect the immune system, inflammation, and infection.
    • Describe nursing interventions to enhance the therapeutic effects and decrease adverse effects for drugs that affect the immune system, inflammation, and infection.

    Legal Aspects of PharmacologyCore Drug KnowledgeMedication Administration and Calculations

    • Describe the impact of legislation on medication administration.
    • Compare and contrast students' workplace practices as related to drug administration.
    • Define and give examples of the principles of core drug knowledge.
    • Describe the principles of safe medication administration, including the rights of medication administration.
    • Differentiate peripheral from central IV lines (include midline and PICC line).
    • Calculate IV drip flow rates.
    • Calculate dosages for oral and parenteral medications.

    Medications Related to the Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems

    • Identify core drug knowledge for drugs that affect gastrointestinal and endocrine systems.
    • Differentiate the classes of gastrointestinal and endocrine drugs by prototype.
    • Identify patient variables relevant to drugs that affect gastrointestinal and endocrine systems.
    • Describe nursing interventions to enhance the therapeutic effects and decrease adverse effects for drugs that affect the gastrointestinal and endocrine systems.
    • Describe appropriate educational information—for patients and families—on gastrointestinal and endocrine drugs.

    Medications Related to the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems

    • Identify core drug knowledge for drugs that affect cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
    • Differentiate the classes of cardiovascular and respiratory drugs by prototype.
    • Identify patient variables relevant to drugs that affect cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
    • Describe nursing interventions to enhance the therapeutic effects and to decrease adverse effects for drugs that affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
    • Describe appropriate educational information—for patients and families—on cardiovascular and respiratory drugs.

    Medications Related to the Nervous System

    • Identify core drug knowledge for drugs that affect the nervous system.
    • Differentiate the classes of nervous system drugs by prototype.
    • Identify patient variables relevant to drugs that affect the nervous system.
    • Describe nursing interventions to enhance the therapeutic effects and decrease adverse effects for drugs that affect the nervous system.
    • Describe appropriate educational information—for patients and families—about nervous system drugs.
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