Intro to Pharmacology Made Easy 2.0
o Dealing with neurological, musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, hematologic,
gastrointestinal, reproductive, urinary, endocrine, and immune system, pain/inflammation,
Dosage Calculation: Medication Administration
1. A nurse is preparing to administer dextrose 5% in water 2L to infuse over 6hr. The nurse should
administer how many mL?
b. XmL=1000mL/1L x 2L
2. A nurse is preparing a medication &
A nurse is transcribing medication prescriptions for a group of clients. Whats the appropriate way
for the nurse to record medications that require the use of a decimal point?
A nurse is caring for a client who has a prescription for
First Pass Effect
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Hypersensitivity refers to excessive, undesirable (damaging, discomfort-
producing and sometimes fatal) reactions produ
INFECTION AND DEFECTS IN
MECHANISMS OF DEFENSE
FACTORS FOR INFECTION
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Introduction to Pharmacology
NUR 314: Patho-Pharmacology
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Subjective & Objective Data
Information used to assess/evaluate patient
condition before and after medication
Assess patient condition before t
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NUR 314 PHARMACOTHERAPY AND DISEASE PROCESS I
TOPICAL OUTLINE Fall Semester 2015
Orientation to NUR 314
Types of Drug Names
1. Chemical name Technical description of the actual molecule
2. Generic/Non-proprietary name - Official medical name
3. Trade/Propriety/Commercial/Brand name Name under which
NUR 314: Introduction to Pharmacology
NUR 314: Introduction to
Why do we study pharmacology?
Robert Blaze, a UAB trained BSN nurse, is working in the intensive care unit of
Megalopolis General Hospital and is caring for a patient with decrea
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Pharmacotherapy & Disease Process I
Two (2) semester hours
30 theory hours per term
NUR 314 is taugh
My personal definition of health is a combination of physical health along with
mental health and most importantly, being happy with who you are. Personally, I
would like to change how much physical activity I do each week. I have been
pH HAS RETURNED TO NORMAL AS A RESULT OF THE COMPENSATION,
BUT THE TWO OTHER PARAMETERS, C02 AND HCO3. REMAIN ABNORMAL.
4b. After completing steps 1-3, again analyze the pH. What parameters are abnormal?
5b. Is it normal, but is it a hig
*Nonnal pH of blood is necessary for optimal functioning of enzymes.
Acidbase abnormalities cause impaired oxygen transport, altered heart irritability
and contractility, altered electrolyte balance, altered resp
Dosage Calculation: Oral Medications
1. A nurse is about to give Halcion 0.25mg PO every 12hr PRN for agitation. Available is 0.125mg
tablets. How many tablets should the nurse give per dose? Round to the nearest whole #.
a. Dose available?
1. A nurse is about to give Bactocill 500mg IV bolus. The nurse reconstitutes 250mg vial w/ 2.8mL
sterile water for injection to yield 250mg/1.5mL. How many mL should the nurse give per dose?
Round to the nearest whole number.
Dosages by Weight
1. A nurse is about to give Amoxil 25mg/kg/day PO divided in equal doses every 8hr to a preschooler
who weighs 43lbs. Available is suspension 250mg/5mL. How many mL should the nurse give per
dose? Round to the nearest 10th.
a. 43lbs x 0.
Daily fluid replacement for infant whos 6kg
Adolescent who weighs 120lbs to kg
0.9%NaCl 6ml/kg infusing over 2hrs
D5W 7ml/kg infusing over 6hrs