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Spring 2024
Jul 18,2024
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NRS 239 - Clinical Pharmacology For Nursing 3
Associated Term: Spring 2024
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Use current, reliable sources of information to access pertinent information about drugs and natural products, focusing on:
a. identification of appropriate reliable sources of information in specific nursing situations
b. rapid and accurate retrieval of pertinent information from a current drug guide
c. accurate retrieval of information from a comprehensive drug information source
2. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of drug therapy, focusing on:
a. selection and interpretation of basic focused nursing assessments to detect therapeutic
effects, side effects and adverse reactions, and drug-drug, drug-food, and drug-natural product interactions for specific classes of drugs
b. surveillance for vulnerability to negative effects of specific classes of drugs based on age, physiology, & concurrent pathophysiology, psychopathology or other factors
3. Teach patients, family members, and others from diverse populations across the lifespan regarding safe and effective use of drugs and natural products, focusing on:
a. self-management of specific classes of over-the-counter and prescription drugs
b. self-management of specific classes of drugs that are taken for chronic conditions
c. how the action of specific classes of drugs relates to developmental, maturational, aging, neurochemical, and pathophysiological processes, or normal physiology
d. which side/adverse effects of specific classes of drugs and natural products to self-manage and which ones to report to health professionals
e. how to avoid or recognize drug-drug, drug-food, and drug-natural product interactions with specific classes of drugs
4. Identify appropriate nursing interventions to increase therapeutic benefits and reduce potential negative effects of drug therapy, focusing on:
a. identification of basic non-pharmacological nursing interventions that potentially enhance the effectiveness of specific classes of drugs
b. assessment of barriers to adherence to drug therapy with specific classes of drugs
5. Communicate appropriately w/ other health professionals regarding drug therapy, focusing on:
a. using appropriate technical language related to pharmacology
b. explaining drug mechanisms of action and their relationship to normal physiology
c. reporting pertinent information about an individual’s response to specific classes of drugs or natural products
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