Nursing CE Introduction to Pharmacology Course

Cost: $69

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After completing this online CE course, nurses will better be able to:

  • Understand the concept of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics.
  • Analyze the relevance of the four aspects of pharmacokinetics that include absorption distribution
    metabolism and excretion.
  • Discuss the various routes of administration and the related effect on the pharmacokinetics of a drug.
  • Analyze the various chemical changes that take place in the body as a result of the pharmacodynamics of
    the drug.
  • Discuss drug-drug and drug-food interactions and their relationship to the development of adverse effects and toxicity.
  • Explore precipitating factors related to the occurrence of side and adverse effects.
  • Analyze the etiology of hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, and which actions are taken to manage them.
  • Differentiate between drug tolerance, cumulative effects of drugs, and drug toxicity.
  • Review precautions that should be taken when giving a medication and contraindications that can make
    administering a drug dangerous or detrimental to the patient.

Target Audience: Registered Nurses

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