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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Lecture 12.1 Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patients Locked
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    RN

    Above average.

    adminisrator

    Great courses for non nurses.Very helpful

    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.