This course examines nursing management of medication therapy across the life span. Nursing process, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics are presented as foundational and critical elements for safe and effective medication management. Emphasis is placed on dosage calculation, administration technique, patient safety, patient monitoring, patient teaching, and legal and ethical considerations. Medication administration procedures with correlating documentation are introduced and demonstrated by practice in lab simulation and clinical. The professional nursing roles of Manager of Care, Coordinator of Care, and Provider of Care are introduced and explored through the management of medication therapy within the clinical setting. Prerequisite: admission to the BSN degree program.
THE BEAVER COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE BULLETIN 2015-2016