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NUR 153 : Objectives

Nursing 153 is designed to assist students in developing skills necessary for the safe preparation and administration of medications. This course will introduce the student to pharmacology and specific drug classifications. One of the focuses of the course will be the safe administration and calculation of parental, non-parental, pediatric, and intravenous medication administration. The course will give the student pratice in determining proper dosages for both adults and children. Additionally, the student will learn how pharmacology pervades all phases of nursing pratice and relates directly to the patient.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency at or above the 78% level in basic mathematical operations.
  2. Accurately determine:
    • how drugs are classified
    • the main actions and mechanisms of actions of drugs
    • the clinical application of specific drugs or drug classifications
    • the common side effects, precautions, contraindications, interactions of/for named drugs, usual dosage and nursing implications.
  3. Compute medication dosages for individuals throughout the life span.
  4. Accurately interpret drug labels according to specified criteria.
  5. Identify legislative acts which govern medication administration.
  6. Discuss ethical issues relateed to the administration of medications.
  7. Utilize the technological innovations of the "BLACKBOARD" to access online assignments, readings, and othe course materials.

Chapter Objectives:

Book 1: Pharmacology for Nursing Care

Chapter 1: Orientation to Pharmacology,1
Chapter 2: Application of Pharmacology in Nursing Pratice,5X
Chapter 3: Drug regulation, Development, Names, and Information,15
Chapter 4: Pharmacokinetics,24
Chapter 5: Pharmacodynamics
Chapter 6: Drug Interactions,55
Chapter 7: Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors,62
Chapter 8: Individual Variation in Drug Responses,72
Chapter 10: Drug Therapy During Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding,78
Chapter 11: Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patient,89
Chapter 12: Basic Principles of Neuropharmacology,92
Chapter 13: Physiology of the Peripheral Nervous system, 98
Chapter 27: Opiod (Narcotic) Analgesics, Opiod Antagonists, and Nonopiod centrally Acting Analgesics, 230
Chapter 50: Anticoagullant, Antiplatelet, and Thrombolytic Drugs,543
Chapter 73: Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease,820
Chapter 74: Laxatives, 833
Chapter 75: Other Gastrointestinal Drugs,839
Chapter 79: Basic Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy, 873
Chapter 80: Drugs that Weaken the Bacterial Cell Wall I: Penicillins,887
Chapter 81: Drugs that Weaken the Baterial Cell wallII: Cephalosporins, Carbapenems, Aztreonam, Vancomycin, Teicoplanin, and Fosfomycin, 897
Chapter 82: Bacteriostatic Inhibitors of protein Synthesis: Tetracyclines, Macrolides, Clidamycin, Chloramphenicol, Linezolid, Dalfopristin/Quinupristin, and Spectinomycin,906
Chapter 83: Aminoglycosides: Batericidal Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis, 918
Chapter 84: Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim,926
Chapter 85: Drug therapy of Urinary Tract Infection,933
Chapter 86: Antimycobacterial Agents: Drugs for Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and Mycobacterium avium Complex Infection,938
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