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HSN/311

Nursing

Pharmacological Interventions II

Online

Format

$1,194

Estimated Tuition

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Total credits

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Course length

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University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Course level: Undergraduate

This is the second course for students addressing basic pharmacology. This course applies the mechanisms of drug action, medication effectiveness, side effects, dosage calculations, and drug interactions in specific clinical situations.  Focus is on nutraceuticals and natural products, endocrine medications, and chemotherapy drugs.  Patients suffering from mental health behaviors, psychosis, alcohol and substance abuse disorders, and eating disorders, as well as those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, are also addressed.  Issues faced by pregnant, pediatric, geriatric, and obese patients, as well as those with cancer, renal issues, Asthma, and COPD in relation to pharmacology are also discussed. The course provides an understanding of toxicology and includes practice with dosing calculations. Adherence to ethical and legal standards of health care professionals in relation to medication management, considering age, gender, and cultural sensitivity, is also a focus.  Finally, the course provides an understanding of the affect of drug action on diseases and disorders.

Prerequisites

None

 

Required materials

The materials required for this course are covered in your resource fees.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

  • Integrate the registered nurse role of educator into medication administration with patient education.
  • Incorporate culture and beliefs in the role of the nurse in medication administration.
  • Evaluate safe and effective medication interventions.
  • Discuss various classifications of medications and fluids.
  • Analyze lifespan considerations contributing to adaptations in medication administration processes and practices.
  • Demonstrate safe medication administration interventions.
  • Demonstrate safe intravenous infusion techniques.
  • Perform appropriate patient education with medication administration.
  • Perform safe patient care with use of intravenous devices.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.