Pharmacology for Nursing Care

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Four Basic Terms—

  • – Drug: any chemical that can affect living processes
  • – Pharmacology: the study of drugs and their interactions with living systems

Chemical properties

  • Biochemical and physiological effects
  • Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion
  • Clinical Pharmacology: study of drugs in humans
  • Therapeutics: use of drugs to diagnose, prevent and treat illness
  • Nurse must have knowledge of…
    • Patient history and drug usage
    • What medications are appropriate and be aware of drug interactions (cooperation between doctor, pharmacist and nurse a must)
    • Drug actions and look for abnormal effects
    • How to be a patient advocate- check for mistakes on part of doctor or pharmacist!!

    – Do NOT blindly follow Dr’s orders– THINK and respond to errors [ do not be intimidated

Course Features

  • Lectures 28
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 20.0 Hours
  • Skill level All level
  • Language English
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
  • Chapter 1

    • Lecture 1.1 Definitions Locked 30m
    • Lecture 1.2 Properties of Ideal Drug Locked 30m
    • Lecture 1.3 Therapeutic Objective Locked 30m
  • Chapter 2: Application of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice

    • Lecture 2.1 Pharmacology in Nursing Practice Locked 30m
    • Lecture 2.2 Nurse must have knowledge of… Locked 30m
    • Lecture 2.3 Patient Care Locked 30m
    • Lecture 2.4 Drug and Dosage Administration Locked 30m
    • Lecture 2.5 Guidelines to help ensure correct administration Locked 30m
    • Lecture 2.6 Evaluating and Promoting Therapeutic Effects Locked 30m
    • Lecture 2.7 Promote Compliance Locked 30m
    • Lecture 2.8 Minimize Adverse Effects Locked 30m
    • Lecture 2.9 PRN Decisions Locked 30m
    • Lecture 2.10 Patient Education Locked 30m
  • Chapter 3: Pharmacology and the Nursing Process

    • Lecture 3.1 Nursing Process– 5 steps Locked 30m
    • Lecture 3.2 Preadministration Assessment Locked 30m
    • Lecture 3.3 Assessment of patient’s capacity for self-care- Locked 30m
  • Chapter 4: Drug Regulation Legislation, Development, Names and Information

    • Lecture 4.1 Drug Legislation Locked 30m
    • Lecture 4.2 Table 4-1 Steps in New Drug Development Locked 30m
    • Lecture 4.3 Drug Names Locked 30m
  • Chapter 5: Pharmacokinetics

    • Lecture 5.1 Pharmacokinetics Locked 30m
    • Lecture 5.2 Time Course of Drug Responses Locked 30m
  • Chapter 6: Pharmacodynamics

    • Lecture 6.1 Pharmacodynamics Locked 30m
  • Chapter 7: Drug-Drug and Drug-Food Interactions

    • Lecture 7.1 Drug-Drug and Drug-Food Interactions Locked 30m
  • Chapter 8: Adverse Drug Reactions

    • Lecture 8.1 Adverse Drug Reactions Locked 30m
  • Chapter 9: Individual Variation in Drug Responses

    • Lecture 9.1 Individual Variation in Drug Responses Locked 30m
  • Chapter 10: Drug therapy during Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding

    • Lecture 10.1 Drug therapy during Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Locked 30m
  • Chapter 11: Drug Therapy in Pediatric Patients

    • Lecture 11.1 Drug Therapy in Pediatric Patients Locked 30m
  • Chapter 12: Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patients

    • Lecture 12.1 Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patients Locked 30m

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    Occupational therapist

    Excellent and updated information that can be implemented into daily practice with patients. Enlightenment on medications and reactions especially if you are not a nurse.