nsg500 | Graduate

An Integrated Approach To Pathophysiology And Pharmacology

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This course presents an integrated approach to pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of medications throughout the life span. A key focus is developing clinical decision-making skills essential to safe and effective pharmacological intervention based on pathophysiology. Topics include a holistic approach to changes associated with disease states, improving physiological status through nursing interventions, and the nurse's role in health promotion and disease management.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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    Immune Systems/Genetics/Pharmacokinetics

    • Distinguish the concepts of molecular genetics, cellular function, and immune response as the foundation of pathophysiology.
    • Distinguish between the basic concepts of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics that apply to the pharmacotherapeutics.
    • Determine the pathophysiology of disease and related pharmacological interventions.
    • Justify correct dosages, dosage forms, routes, and frequency of administration of medications based on relevant individual client parameters related to pathophysiological processes.
    • Determine age appropriate vaccinations, schedules, dosages, challenges, and controversies.
    • Determine the effects of nutrition, culture, and ethnicity, socio-economic status relative to pathophysiology, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics.
    • Evaluate considerations of complementary and alternative therapies.

    Infection/Dermatology

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    Endocrine

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    Pulmonary/ Eye, Ear, Nose, & Throat (EENT)

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    Cardiology/Hematology

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    Reproductive/Renal/Urinary

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    Digestive/Musculoskeletal (MSK)

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    Neurological System/Psychology

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