Clinical Pharmacology II

Course Number: NRS 231
Transcript Title: Clinical Pharmacology II
Created: May 30, 2018
Updated: July 10, 2019
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default)
Repeats available for credit: 0

Prerequisites

Course Description

Continues to provide the theoretical background that enables students to provide safe and effective nursing care related to drugs and natural products to persons throughout the lifespan. Promotes selected clinical decision-making inthe context of nursing regarding using current, reliable sources of information, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of drug therapy, teaching persons from diverse populations regarding safe and effective use of drugs and natural products, intervening to increase therapeutic benefits and reduce potential negative effects, and communicating appropriately with other health professionals regarding drug therapy. Addresses additional classes of drugs and related natural products not contained in Clinical Pharmacology I. Prerequisite: NRS 230.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Use current, reliable sources of information to access pertinent information about drugs and natural products.
  2. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of drug therapy.
  3. Teach persons, patients and/or family members, from diverse populations regarding safe and effective use of drugs and natural products.
  4. Identify appropriate nursing interventions to increase therapeutic benefits and reduce potential negative effects of drug therapy.
  5. Communicate appropriately with other health professionals regarding drug therapy.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Class Project
  • Quizzes/Final Exam
  • Clinical Performance
  • Papers

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Introduces pharmacological concepts related to neurological, immune system, acute cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, musculoskeletal, reproductive and antineoplastic drug
  • Utilize current sources of drug information to make decisions about appropriateness and effectiveness of drug therapy and teach people safe and appropriate use of these drug
  • Identify appropriate interventions that increase the therapeutic benefit of these drug groups and communicate appropriately with other healthcare professionals regarding drug therapy with these agents
  • Identify and apply concepts of polypharmacy and implement life span considerations in the clinical care setting
  • Administer pharmacological substances by the intravenous route using correct administration technique to patients across the lifespan

Department Notes

See OCNE universal CCOG for additional information on course content