The second course of a 2 course series. Clinical application of advanced pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics for the advanced practice nurse managing complex and common disease conditions.
- Apply the principles of pharmacology relative to pharmacotherapeutics across age levels including the effect of race, ethnic group, and special populations on drug dosing and drug selection regimens.
- Evaluate the indications, rationale, efficacy, and risks for pharmacotherapeutic agents commonly prescribed.
- Analyze the rationale for selection of medications used to treat individuals with frequently encountered conditions based on factors such as pharmacokinetics, cost, efficacy, genetic characteristics, adherence, and quality of life issues.
- Develop strategies for monitoring expected effects and potential adverse effects of medications including legal and ethical ramifications
Students are expected to attend all class/lab sessions, actively in class/lab activities and discussions, complete examinations as scheduled, and to turn in all assignments on time. Students are also expected to read all assigned material to the class session in which the material is presented and be prepared to contribute to discussion and dialogue.
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