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Pharmacology I (NUR-388)


Semester: Fall 2024
Number: 0302-388-100
Instructor: TBA
Days: Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm
Note: Traditional In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - NEX 154
Credits: 2
Status: This Course is Filled to Capacity
Notes:

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Description:

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.

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