2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

NSG 155 - Pharmacology for Nursing II


Description: Examination of principles of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetic properties of commonly prescribed drugs in each of the major drug classifications. Integrates the Quality and Safety Education in Nursing competencies and nursing process to pharmacologic aspects of effective care for individual clients with complex disease condition along the health/illness continuum. Reinforces national standards for safety in pharmacologic therapy. Introduces complex dosage calculations. In-depth examination of selected medication classifications with patient safety and critical thinking presented. 

Prerequisites: NSG 140 , NSG 142 , NSG 143 , NSG 144 , and NSG 145  

Corequisite: NSG 150 , NSG 152 , NSG 153 , and BIO 205  

Credits: 2
Lecture: 2
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Nursing care of the client experiencing pharmacological therapy of the nervous system
  2. Nursing care of the client experiencing pharmacological therapy of the cardiovascular and urinary systems
  3. Nursing care of the client experiencing pharmacological therapy of the immune system
  4. Nursing care of the client experiencing pharmacological therapy of the respiratory system
  5. Nursing care of the client experiencing pharmacological therapy of the gastrointestinal system
  6. Nursing care of the client experiencing pharmacological therapy of the endocrine system
  7. Nursing care of the client experiencing pharmacological therapy of the integumentary system, eyes, and ears

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Patient-Centered Care - Identify the principles related to pharmacological therapies that includes the patient as a full partner in providing compassionate, coordinated, age, and culturally appropriate care. (1-7)
  2. Teamwork and Collaboration - Describe own strengths, limitations, and values related to functioning effectively within nursing and inter-collaborative teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care related to pharmacological therapies. (5)
  3. Evidence-Based Practice - Describe evidence-based practice to include the components of research, evidence, clinical expertise, and patient/family values as it relates to pharmacological therapies. (1-7)
  4. Quality Improvement - Describe strategies and tools that assist with monitoring the outcomes of pharmacological interventions related to the care of patients to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. (1-7)
  5. Safety -  Incorporate strategies to minimize the risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance related to the pharmacologic care of patients.(1-7)
  6. Informatics - Explain why information and technology (IT) are necessary to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision making with regard to pharmacological interventions. (1,3,5-7)

Required Assessment:
Assignments, exams, standardized exams.