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NSG330 Patho/Pharm II

Lead Faculty: Ms. Jennifer Powers

Course Description

Continuing examination of the pharmacologic classifications commonly used for patients with multi-system, complex or emergent health problems. Prototype drugs will be used to illustrate drug actions, side effects, contraindications, precautions and nursing. Content will include etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and pharmacologic management.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the use of the nursing process when administering medications in the delivery of culturally competent patient-centered care.
  • Interpret assessment findings before administering medications to ensure safe, quality patient care.
  • Differentiate the drug actions, side effects, contraindication and precautions of selected therapeutic and pharmacologic classifications.
  • Analyze pharmacological concepts in the safe delivery of multi-system, complex or emergent health problems.
  • Describe common multi-system disease processes and their pharmacological management.
  • Identify major classifications of pharmacologic agents used in the treatment of multi-system, complex, or emergent health problems.