SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2021 3:24:34 PMNR 203 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  NR 203Title:  FUND PHARM FOR NURSING  
Full Title:  Fundamental Pharmacology for Nursing
Last Reviewed:2/12/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to support the novice nursing students' understanding of drugs commonly used in institutional heath care settings. Emphasis is placed on fundamental processes that determine drugs' actions on the body. Drugs are studied in terms of the body systems they affect, their therapeutic benefits and their possible adverse effects. Mechanisms of action of groups/classifications of drugs are emphasized. Special concerns related to geriatric patients are a focus of study.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of PHYSIO 1 OR PHYSIO 58


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course is designed to support the novice nursing students' understanding of drugs commonly used in institutional heath care settings. Emphasis is placed on fundamental processes that determine drugs' actions on the body. Drugs are studied in terms of the body systems they affect, their therapeutic benefits and their possible adverse effects. Mechanisms of action of groups/classifications of drugs are emphasized. Special concerns related to geriatric patients are a focus of study.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of PHYSIO 1 OR PHYSIO 58
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Use knowledge of classes of drugs to predict their therapeutic and adverse effects.
2.  Recognize patient-specific and situation-specific contraindications to the administration of
    specific medications.

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Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Correlate drug doses and dosing intervals to drugs' pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics
    properties.
2. Explain reasons for dose reduction and/or avoidance of selective drugs in geriatric
    populations.
3. Describe effects of endogenous autonomic nervous system [ANS] neurotransmitters on
    selected body organs.
4. Predict possible therapeutic and adverse effects of drugs based on their agonist or antagonist
    effects on ANS receptors.
5. Describe mechanisms by which anti-inflammatory agents and analgesics relieve inflammation
    and pain.
6. Discuss nurses' role in maintaining safe dosage levels of anti-inflammatory agents and analgesics.
7. Use fingerstick blood glucose logs, glycosylated hemoglobin levels and pharmacokinetics
    curves of insulins to predict probable drug effects.
8. Differentiate classifications and actions of oral and non-insulin injectable antidiabetic
    medications.
9. Discuss rationales for the use of bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory agents in the treatment
    of lower respiratory disease.
10. Explain appropriate situations for the use of antiemetics, antidiarrheals and laxatives.
11. Discuss mechanisms of action, side effects and adverse effects of drug groups commonly
    used for disorders of the eye and ear.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Mechanisms of Drug Actions
II.  Geriatric Pharmacology
III. Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Drugs
IV. Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
    A. Adrenergic agonists and antagonists
    B. Cholinergic agonists and antagonists
V. Cardiovascular Drugs
    A. Antihyperternsives
    B. Drugs for coronary artery disease and heart failure
    C. Diuretics and lipid-lowering agents
VI. Diabetes Drugs
    A. Insulins
    B. Non-insulin antidiabetic agents
VII.  Drugs for Lower Respiratory Disorders
VIII. Drugs for Gastrointestinal Disorders
IX.   Eye and Ear Drugs

Assignments:
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1. Reading 15-20 pages per week
2. Quizzes (12 - 14)
3. Two to three midterms, one final
4, Responses to critical thinking questions (1 set per week)
5. Participation forums (12-15 per semester)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Critical thinking questions
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
65 - 75%
Quizzes, midterms and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Class attendance and participation forums


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Pharmacology: A Nursing Approach. 9th ed. McCuistion, Linda and Vuljoin-DiMaggio, Kathleen and Winton, Mary. Elsevier. 2018
A Nursing drug handbook. Current edition.
Instructor prepared materials.

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