Student Outcome(s) 1. Discuss the major concepts associated with pharmacology including pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic effects, adverse effects, and factors affecting drug therapy. 2. Understand the importance of the nursing process and medication administration and its relation to reduction of medication errors and promotion of patient safety. 3. Describe the process of medication reconciliation and its enhancement of patient care. 4. Plan care to minimize adverse drug events in clients. Program Outcome III Integrate evidence-based best practices into professional nursing practice to improve patient outcomes. Student Outcome(s) 1. Utilize current research for its clinical relevance to client care. 2. Understand the concepts of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics including drug- herbal/supplemental/food interactions and polypharmacy. 3. Identify the appropriate resources for pharmacology information and client care. 4. Identify major classifications of pharmacotherapeutics by prototypes as used in the treatment of commonly occurring disease processes. Program Outcome IV Use information technology ethically to support evidence-based practice, decision-making, and demonstrate competence using patient care technology in the delivery of quality patient care across the continuum of care. Student Outcome(s) 1. Identify the impact of recent advances in technology regarding pharmacology on the understanding and treatment of disease processes. 2. Explain the legal regulation for drug development, approval and testing. Program Outcome V Examine healthcare, financial, and regulatory policies that influence the practice of professional nursing and access to care and promote advocacy for consumers and the profession. NUR 340 Fall 2018
5 Student Outcome(s) 1. Consider barriers patients may experience in purchasing their medications. 2. Discuss the nurse’s role as a client advocate regarding medications. Program Outcome VI Collaborate with all members of the interprofessional team to improve communication for providing optimal health outcomes. Student Outcome(s) 1. Evaluate the effectiveness of collaboration in insuring that patients receive appropriate medications. 2. Understanding the role of the pharmacist and nurse in patient care as part of an interprofessional team. Program Outcome VII Provide population-based professional nursing care that integrates concepts of demographics, social determinants of health, health promotion, disease and injury prevention, risk assessment, genetics/genomics, equity, and resource utilization in the delivery of quality and safe care. Student Outcome(s) 1. Implement the appropriate level of prevention in providing information about pharmacologic agents. 2. Demonstrate safe handling and appropriate use of pharmacologic agents.
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