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The Basics of Pharmacology for Nurses

The Basics of Pharmacology for Nurses

Course author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Contact Hours: 10.5
Pharmacology Hours: 10.50

Price: $28.99
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Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 1/6/2017
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Course Description
Online pharmacology continuous learning has become a highly satisfying method for nurses to increase and maintain proficiency in medication administration. Pharmacology knowledge-based learning outcomes tailored to nursing learning needs are expected to lead to improved sharing of expertise and collaborative practice throughout all levels of acute and outpatient health care settings. This course will provide learning for nurses at all levels of experience in basic pharmacology knowledge of medication and administration skills.

Course Outline
  1. Introduction to Pharmacology
    1. Pharmacokinetics
      1. Absorption
      2. Distribution
      3. Metabolism
      4. Excretion
    2. Pharmacodynamics
  2. Drug Information
    1. A. Drug Classes/Schedules
      1. Schedule I
      2. Schedule II
      3. Schedule III
      4. Schedule IV
      5. Schedule V
    2. Regulation and Approval
    3. Dosage Calculations
    4. Monitoring Requirements for Nurses
    5. Adverse Effects
    6. Contraindications
  3. Drug Administration
    1. Communication Prior to Administration
    2. Types of Administration
      1. Percutaneous Administration
      2. Enteral Administration
      3. Parenteral Administration
    3. Communication During Monitoring
  4. Drugs Affecting the Nervous System
    1. Psychoactive Drugs
    2. Sleep Disorders
    3. Parkinson’s Disease
    4. Mood and Anxiety Disorders
    5. Psychoses
    6. Seizure Disorders
    7. Pain
  5. Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System
    1. Cardiovascular Disease
    2. Metabolic Syndrome
    3. Hypertension
    4. Dysrhythmias
    5. Vascular Disease
    6. Heart Failure
    7. Diuresis
  6. Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System
    1. Upper Respiratory Disease
    2. Lower Respiratory Disease
  7. Drugs Affecting the Immune System
  8. Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System
    1. Oral Disorders
    2. GERD/Peptic Ulcer Disease
    3. Nausea and Vomiting
    4. Diarrhea and Constipation
  9. Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System
    1. Diabetes Mellitus
    2. Thyroid Disease
    3. Corticosteroids
    4. Gonadal Hormones
  10. Drugs Affecting the Musculoskeletal System
  11. Drugs Affecting the Reproductive and Genitourinary Systems
  12. Drugs Affecting the Eyes and Ears
  13. Drug Interactions
  14. Summary
NurseCe4Less is ANCC approved
NurseCe4Less is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (ANCC)


The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

Often both generic and trade names are used in courses. Trade names may be referred to in a course to promote familiarity and does not suggest endorsement of any individual product over another.

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