Oct 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog
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NURS 540 - Pharmacotherapeutics For Advanced Practice


Credit(s): 4
This course provided the knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose, and pharmacologically manage a client’s common health problems in a safe, high-quality, cost-effective manner. This course provides concentrated study in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, and pharmacogenetics in order to initiate appropriate pharmacological treatment and management of common and complex health care problems across the lifespan. Concerns regarding developmental status, nutritional status, health status, or membership in high risk groups are identified. Advanced strategies for counseling and educating 0patients to promote informed adherence to medication regimens are explored. Ethical and legal regulations related to prescription writing and medication administration are addressed. Issues regarding prescriptive privileges for advanced practice nurses necessary to provide complex and innovative care are discussed. Implications of complementary and alternative medication uses are presented. Focus is on prescriptive practice, client education and monitoring therapeutic response to pharmacological agents in diverse clients across the lifespan.

Course Level: Graduate



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