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Pharmacology Week 1 Tuesday Notes Nursing Process Six Major Initiatives of QSEN -patient-centered care -teamwork and collaboration -evidence-based practice -quality improvement -safety -informatics Pharmacological Principles Principles -drug: any chemical that affects the physiological processes of a living organism -pharmacology: study or science of drugs Drug Names -chemical name: describes the drug’s chemical composition and molecular structure -generic name: nonproprietary, name given by US Adopted Names Council -used by nurse -trade name: the drug has a registered trademark; use of the name is restricted by the drug’s patent owner (usually manufacturer) -used by patients typically Pharmaceutics -the study of how various drug forms influence the way in which the drug affects the body Pharmacokinetics -absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion

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