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PNSG1512 – Practical Nursing Pharmacology pdf

Credits: 2 (2/0/0)
Description: This course incorporates the concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, common adverse/side effects and contraindications to medication administration. Emphasis is placed on drug classifications and the role of the practical nurse in providing nursing care related to the safe administration of medications to individual patients across the age span.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing Program
Corequisites: None
  1. Describe legal and ethical principles that support safe medication administration.
  2. Identify the information patients need to know when taking various classifications of medications.
  3. Describe principles of safe medication administration in relation to pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and the nurse's role in preventing medication errors.
  4. List the major classifications of medications, common medications within each classification, potential and actual complications, contraindications and rationales for medication administration.
  5. Evaluate evidence-based information related to pharmacology that supports patient care, reduces reliance on memory and enhances competency within the practice setting.
  6. Interpret symbols and abbreviations related to safe medication administration.
MnTC goal areas: None

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