2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    May 19, 2022  
2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURSPT 22 Pharmacology III


Units: 1
Prerequisites: NURSPT 20 Pharmacology I  with a grade of “C” or better.
This course provides psychiatric technician students with the more complex dosage calculations using dimensional analysis. Content includes general principles of pharmacology, legal, ethical, and safety aspects of medication administration. Drug information includes pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics, pharmocokinetics, contraindications and precautions, adverse effects, and drug interactions, as well as client variables such as health status, life span and gender, diet, lifestyle and habits, environment, and culture in relationship to drug therapy. Emphasis is placed on nursing responsibilities such as maximizing therapeutic effects and minimizing, adverse effects of drug therapy, appropriate client and family teaching, and ongoing assessment of the client. Drugs highlighted include: central nervous system medications, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, endocrine, antivirals, immunosuppressants and cancer medications, antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and drugs of abuse. (CSU)



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