NRSG 972. Advanced Pharmacology for the Acute Care Setting. 2 Hours.

This course for acute care settings is complementary to any advanced pharmacology course for advanced practice nursing. The clinical application of specific categories of drugs commonly encountered in acute care settings is discussed. First line versus second line drugs, alternate drugs, drug interactions, adjusting drug dosages, patient education, and compliance issues related to drug therapy are addressed. The nurse's role and responsibility related to data collection, problem identification, and consultation with the physician is explored. Application is made through age appropriate studies. Prerequisite: NRSG 801, NRSG 812, NRSG 813 or Consent of Instructor. LEC.