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:
- Demonstrate competency at or above the 78% level in basic mathematical operations.
- 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.
- Compute medication dosages for individuals throughout the life span.
- Accurately interpret drug labels according to specified criteria.
- Identify legislative acts which govern medication administration.
- Discuss ethical issues relateed to the administration of medications.
- Utilize the technological innovations of the "BLACKBOARD" to access online assignments, readings, and othe course materials.
Book 1: Pharmacology for Nursing Care
Orientation to Pharmacology,1
Application of Pharmacology in Nursing Pratice,5X
Drug regulation, Development, Names, and Information,15
Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Errors,62
Individual Variation in Drug Responses,72
Drug Therapy During Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding,78
Drug Therapy in Geriatric Patient,89
Basic Principles of Neuropharmacology,92
Physiology of the Peripheral Nervous system, 98
Opiod (Narcotic) Analgesics, Opiod Antagonists, and Nonopiod centrally Acting Analgesics, 230
Anticoagullant, Antiplatelet, and Thrombolytic Drugs,543
Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease,820
Other Gastrointestinal Drugs,839
Basic Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy, 873
Drugs that Weaken the Bacterial Cell Wall I: Penicillins,887
Drugs that Weaken the Baterial Cell wallII: Cephalosporins, Carbapenems, Aztreonam, Vancomycin, Teicoplanin, and Fosfomycin, 897
Bacteriostatic Inhibitors of protein Synthesis: Tetracyclines, Macrolides, Clidamycin, Chloramphenicol, Linezolid, Dalfopristin/Quinupristin, and Spectinomycin,906
Aminoglycosides: Batericidal Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis, 918
Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim,926
Drug therapy of Urinary Tract Infection,933
Antimycobacterial Agents: Drugs for Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and Mycobacterium avium Complex Infection,938