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Pharmacology I

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This course examines the registered nurse’s role in safe medication administration. Students develop skills and techniques for calculating medication dosages and interpreting physician orders, medical records, and medication labels. Patient education is also addressed.

This undergraduate-level course is 7 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 7 weeks

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    Basic Principles of Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations

    • Describe the process for medication administration.
    • Identify the appropriate brand name for the generic name of medications.
    • Describe considerations in patient education.
    • Examine the relationship of the nursing process and pharmacology.

    • Describe routes and techniques used in medication dosages.
    • Identify medication standards, sources, and uses.
    • Perform foundational math skills used to calculate medication dosages.
    • Identify principles of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics.
    • Discuss nursing role in medication administration.
    • Explain the Rights of Medication Administration.

    • Demonstrate routes of medication administration.

    Drugs to treat infectious and parasitic diseases

    • Describe nursing process considerations in administration of drugs to treat infectious and parasitic diseases.
    • Discuss the therapeutic use of drugs to treat infectious and parasitic diseases in patient care.
    • Explore nursing implications related to administration of drugs to treat infectious and parasitic diseases.
    • Analyze the nursing role in administration of drugs to treat infectious and parasitic diseases.
    • Perform dosage calculations related to safe administration of drugs to treat infectious and parasitic diseases.
    • Identify classifications of drugs to treat infectious and parasitic diseases.

    Poisoning and Bio Terrorism

    • Idenfity fundamentals of treatment of poisonings.
    • Describe nursing process considerations in managment of poisonings.
    • Discuss the therapeutic approaches to treating patients with poisonings.
    • Analyze the nursing role in administration of drugs to treat poisonings.
    • Identify potential weapons of biologic, radiologic, and chemical terrorism.
    • Discuss nursing implicaitons related to management of individuals exposed to biologic, radiologic, and chemical terrorism.

    Respiratory Medications

    • Describe nursing process considerations in administration of respiratory medications.
    • Discuss the therapeutic use of respiratory medications in patient care.
    • Perform dosage calculations related to safe administration of respiratory medications.
    • Explore nursing implications related to administration respiratory medications.
    • Idenfity classifications of respiratory medications.

    • Analyze the nursing role in administration of respiratory medications.

    Fluids and Electrolytes

    • Discuss nursing role in assessing disorders of fluid volume and osmolarity.
    • Identify agents affecting fluid volume and ion content of body fluids.
    • Describe nursing process considerations in fluid administration.

    Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements

    • Examine the use of vitamins, minerals, and herbs in health and wellness.

    • Analyze the nursing role in administration of vitamins, minerals, and herbs.
    • Discuss the types and use of dietary supplements.
    • Perform dosage calculations related to safe administration of vitamins, minerals, and supplements.

    Lifespan Considerations

    • Discuss lifespan variatoins contributing to medication administration practices.
    • Identify individual variations of response to medications.

    Medication Administration

    • Discuss the types and significance of drug interatctions in medication administration.
    • Explore implications of adverse drug reactions and medications administration errors.

    Diuretics and Gastrointestinal Medications

    • Discuss the therapeutic use of diuretics and gastointestinal agents in patient care.
    • Explore nursing implications related to administration of diuretic and gastrointestinal agents.
    • Analyze the nursing role in administration of diuretics and gastrointestinal agents.
    • Perform dosage calculations related to safe administration of diuretics and gastrointestinal agents.

    Immunologic, Anti-inflammatory, and Anti-allergic medications

    • Identify classifications of immunologic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergic drugs.
    • Describe nursing process considerations in administration of immunologic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergic medications
    • Discuss the therapeutic use of immunologic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergic medications in patient care.
    • Explore nursing implications related to administration of immunologic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergic medications.
    • Analyze the nursing role in administration of immunologic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergic medications.
    • Perform dosage calculations related to safe administration of immunologic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergic medications.
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