Mar 21, 2018  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NUR 253 Safety in Med Administration: Pharmacology for Nurses

Credits: (3)
Safety in Med Administration: Pharmacology for Nurses is a 3 credit course in Nursing Pharmacology. It focuses on safety issues involved in administering medications in a clinical setting. It covers drug classifications and the effects of that classification on the body systems. You will be introduced to the basics of pharmacology and how the drugs work right down to the cellular level. This detailed information will make client assessments more meaningful. Each classification studied will be followed by case scenarios describing actual med errors. We will discuss what the error was, and how the nurse could have done his/her job differently and prevented the error. In addition to drug classifications, you will work on med calculations and be tested on textbook readings and mini lectures. The mini lectures will highlight important concepts and fill in any needed information.