||This course covers pathophysiology, phamacology and nutrition as related to body systems. This will include signs, symptoms and etiology of pathology as well as appropriate drug uses, effects, dangers and precautions as well as routes of administration, dilutions and calculations, management and control. Students will review common prescription abbreviations, forms of medications and basic drug categories.
- Identify classifications of medications, indications for use, desired effects, side effects and adverse reactions.
- Define and convert among metric and household measurement systems.
- Identify abbreviations and symbols used in calculating medication dosages.
- Calculate proper dosages of medication for administration.
- Identify common pathology related to each body system including signs, symptoms and etiology.
- Analyze pathology for each body system including diagnostic measures and treatment modalities.
- Identify diagnostic tests associated with common diseases.
- Describe dietary nutrients including carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, electrolytes, vitamins, fiber and water, their effects on body systems, and how they effect pathological conditions..
- Define the function of dietary supplements.
- Identify special dietary needs for weight control, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, lactose sensitivity, gluten-free and food allergies.
- Describe the impact of special dietary needs on body systems.
- Explain appropriateness of site for parenteral medication administration.
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