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Pharmacology II

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This course builds on the knowledge and skills of Pharmacology I. This course provides basic pharmacological principles and therapeutics of medications. The course emphasizes evidence-based treatment guidelines in the application of pharmacology to nursing practice with a focus on safe patient care.

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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    Medication Therapy for the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

    • Evaluate the effectiveness of medications administered to patients with disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
    • Outline patient education on medications administered for disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
    • Identify disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
    • Determine principles, administration, and adverse effects of medications used to treat disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems.

    Special Considerations in Medication Therapy

    • Identify the principles of medications that affect fluid and electrolyte balance.
    • Describe the principles of medications used for women’s and men’s health.
    • Describe the principles of medication used for bone and joint disorders.
    • Outline strategies to address the misuse and abuse of medications and other substances.

    Additional Medications

    • Describe the principles of nutritional supplements and alternative therapies.
    • Describe the principles of medications used by patients experiencing adverse effect of chemotherapeutic agents.
    • Identify the principles of treatments and preventive therapy used in special cases.

    Roles of the Professional Nurse

    • Relate the role of the professional nurse to safe medication therapy.
    • Explain factors that contribute to medication errors.
    • Distinguish the functions of the professional nurse in various medical settings.

    Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics

    • Explain principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics.

    Medication Therapy for the Immune System

    • Describe the function and action of the immune system.
    • Identify disorders of the immune system.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of medications administered to patients with disorders of the immune system.
    • Determine principles, administration, and adverse effects of medications used to treat disorders of the immune system.
    • Outline patient education on medications administered for disorders of the immune system.

    Medication Therapy for the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems

    • Identify disorders of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
    • Determine principles, administration, and adverse effects of medications used to treat disorders of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of medications administered to patients with disorders of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
    • Outline patient education on medications administered for disorders of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

    Medication Therapy for the Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems

    • Identify disorders of the gastrointestinal and endocrine systems.
    • Determine principles, administration, and adverse effects of medications used to treat disorders of the gastrointestinal and endocrine systems.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of medications administered to patients with disorders of the gastrointestinal and endocrine systems.
    • Outline patient education on medications administered for disorders of the gastrointestinal and endocrine systems.
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