COURSE: 30-340 Pharmacotherapeutics (3)|
This course presents basic principles of pharmacology and the therapeutic use of drugs in humans across the lifespan. Pharmacotherapeutic information for prototype drugs from selected drug categories is presented using physiologic and evidence-based approaches. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge necessary for the nurse to administer medications in a safe, effective, ethical, and legal manner. The focus of this course is the presentation of basic principles of pharmacology and pharma-cotherapeutics. Phamacologic information is presented using a physiologic and systems approach with emphasis on the role of the nurse in the management of drug therapy with clients. Selected drug categories are discussed using the nursing process as a framework for the clinical application of drug therapy. Prerequisite: First-semester Junior status and consent of the College of Nursing and Health Professions.