PRNU 162 - Applied Pharmacology & Medication Administration Lab
Applied Pharmacology & Medication Administration Lab
This course deals with developing the body of knowledge needed to administer therapeutic medications. The practical nurse must understand the pharmacokinetics of medications, the rationale for their use, and the expected results of the therapy. The practical nurse must also learn to use critical thinking skills to assess the need for, and response to medication. Practical nurse competencies, scope of practice and legal responsibilities will also be emphasized. Accurate/successful demonstration of the math skills to safely calculate dosages will be imperative. In the nursing skills lab, utilizing the underlying theoretical principles, students will develop psychomotor skills to provide safe, competent medication administration to clients with multiple health care issues.
Prerequisite: PRNU 158