Prerequisite: HE 102 with a C or better.
This course will expand the student’s knowledge of pharmacological concepts and their significance in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health. Emphasis is placed on pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and pharmacotherapeutic information about the specific drug classes used in providing patient care throughout the lifespan. Pharmacological nursing implications and interventions will be explored. Special areas of study include: the integration of teaching and learning principles into the nursing care plan, the roles of the members of the health care team in the safe delivery of medications, and the legal and ethical nursing considerations of drug therapy and drug administration. 3 hours lecture/1 hour review. Minimum passing grade is a C.
3 Credit Hours