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NUR 388: Pharmacology I

2 credits

First part of an in depth study of the nursing management of patients receiving drug therapy. Students will build a foundation to administer safe and effective medication therapy. Pharmacological concepts emphasized will include safe calculation of drug dosages, as well as biological, psychological, social, cultural, legal and ethical considerations. (Learning Goals:Q)

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this course, the student will:1. Incorporate concepts of pharmacology into a holistic nursing care plan.2. Determine appropriate nursing assessments for clients using selected pharmacologic agents.3. Formulate specific nursing diagnoses for clients using selected pharmacologic agents.4. Articulate holistic nursing interventions that promote patient safety for individuals using selected pharmacologic agents.5. Use informatics, research data, and other resources to formulate a plan of care for patients using medications.6. Analyze ethical issues inherent in the holistic care of clients using medications.7. Incorporate critical thinking skills when calculating medication dosages.8. Discuss psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural aspects in the care of clients using selected pharmacologic agents.9. Explore current evidence related to pharmacologic effects of drugs.10. Discuss technology and information system safeguards related to medication administration i.e. patient identification systems, drug alerts and bar coding and electronic medication administration systems.11. Discuss behavior consistent with the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and ANA Scope and Standards of Practice as it relates to pharmacologic therapy.12. Describe current legal regulations and agencies governing care of clients using selected pharmacologic agents.13.Articulate a plan of education for the patient regarding drug therapy.14. Explain the importance of collaboration with other members of the health care team to ensure safe medication administration.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

Sections Offered: Fall 2024

Pharmacology I
0302-388-100 TBA Thu 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm GC - NEX 154 2 This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-388-150 TBA Wed 8:00 am - 9:40 am GC - HHE 208 2 This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-388-200 L. Baltzer Mon 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm GC - NEX 156 2
0302-388-250 TBA Mon 8:00 am - 9:40 am GC - HHE 206 2
0302-388-300 TBA Fri 10:00 am - 11:40 am GC - HHE 208 2 This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-388-350 L. Kalra Mon 10:10 am - 11:50 am GC - NEX 156 2
0302-388-400 L. Gross Tue 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm GC - NEX 156 2
0302-388-450 M. Peterson Fri 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm GC - HHE 208 2
0302-388-500 J. Raman Thu 12:00 noon - 1:40 pm GC - NEX 154 2
0302-388-600 B. Maley Tue 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm GC - NEX 154 2 This Course is Filled to Capacity

Sections Offered: Spring 2024

Pharmacology I
0302-388-100 S. Liu Thu 10:00 am - 11:40 am GC - NEX 154 2
0302-388-200 B. Maley Tue 8:00 am - 9:40 am GC - HHE 210 2
0302-388-300 L. Gross Fri 12:00 noon - 1:40 pm GC - HHE 210 2

 
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