2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Oct 24, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

NUR 216 - Advanced Nursing Pharmacology (1.5 Credits)


This course focuses on the concepts of pharmacotherapeutic actions and drug interactions among different classes of drugs. The effects of these agents on individuals throughout the life span are examined. The utilization of effective clinical judgment and monitoring of drug regimens in the treatment of disease states and/or primary health care are presented. Potential drug interactions as a consequence of multiple drug regimens, significant adverse reactions, dangers inherent in self-medication and overuse of commonly-prescribed medications are investigated. Emphasis is placed on indications for usage, modes of action, effects, contraindications and interactions of selected drugs and their classifications. Students learn more advanced drug dosage calculations and administration of critical care drips, emergency medications and related specific nursing responsibilities. The importance of accountability associated with nursing practice in administering pharmacological agents and monitoring and evaluating patient response is stressed. Lecture Hours: 19.5. Prerequisite(s): All courses in the practical nursing certificate program with grades of “C” or better or permission of the department head. Course Fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall and spring.