SRJC Course Outlines

9/20/2019 10:18:05 PMPHARM 100 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHARM 100Title:  SKILLS FOR ADMIN OF MEDS  
Full Title:  Skills for Medication Administration
Last Reviewed:4/8/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled1.005 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 122.50 

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:  PHARM 374

Catalog Description:
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Instruction in advanced arithmetic skills designed for Health Science students. Prepares students for success in medication administration through advanced skills development of operations with fractions, decimals and percents. Teaches students to methods of conversion between metric, household, and apothecary systems, using proportion. Introduces and develops advanced skills in calculating drug dosages in preparation for safe administration of medications in the health field.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion of CSKLS 371; OR CSKLS 368B or higher; OR Qualifying Test Score in Math


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Instruction in advanced arithmetic skills designed for Health Science students. Prepares students for success in medication administration through advanced skills development of operations with fractions, decimals and percents. Teaches students to methods of conversion between metric, household, and apothecary systems, using proportion. Introduces and develops advanced skills in calculating drug dosages in preparation for safe administration of medications in the health field.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of CSKLS 371; OR CSKLS 368B or higher; OR Qualifying Test Score in Math
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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Compute advanced operations in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
2. Solve complex word problems involving multiple operations.
3. Convert metric, household, and apothecary formulas.
4. Use various methods to solve basic pharmacology problems.
5. Calculate drug dosages for oral and parenteral administration.
6. Identify medication errors in case studies or situational word problems and respond with an appropriate solution.

Topics and Scope
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1. Advanced skills development of operations
 a. Addition
 b. Subtraction
 c. Multiplication
 d. Division of
    1) Whole numbers
    2) Fractions
    3) Decimals
    4) Measurements
2. Conversions as applied to Health Sciences
  a. Fractions
  b. Decimals
  c. Percents
  d. Metric
  e. Household
  f. Apothecary
3. Health science problems using various methods
  a. Ratio-proportion
  b. Equations
  c. Formulas
  d. Dimensional analysis
4. Measurement systems and their application in basic pharmacology
  problems and conversions within and between systems
  a. Household
  b. Metric
  c. Apothecary
5. Simple and complex drug dosage calculations for safe administration
  a. Oral
  b. Parenteral
  c. Pediatric--weight and body surface area
6. Standard abbreviations and conventions of drugs
  a. Labels
  b. Orders
  c. Records
  d. Reconstitution of powdered drugs
7. Typical errors involving dosage calculations
  a. Computational errors
  b. Dosage errors
  c. Safety assessment errors
  d. Errors in selection of devices used to administer medication
8. Lab: Practical demonstrations of lecture concepts

Assignments:
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1.  Approximately 13 to 20 homework reading and calculation assignments
2.  10-16 quizzes and 1-3 exams
3.  Lab: Computer-assisted exercises and hands-on measurement and calculation assignments
4.  6-10 written responses to case studies and situational word problems containing medication errors
5.  Comprehensive final exam

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 - 5%
Written response to case studies
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations 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
5 - 10%
Homework and lab problems; case studies
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Hands-on lab assignments
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
75 - 85%
Quizzes, exams, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 5%
Lecture and lab participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Skills for Medical Administration. 3rd edition. Booth, Kathryn; Whaley, James. McGrawHill. 2010.
Medical Dosage Calculations, 10th edition. Olsen, June; Giangrasso, Anthony Patric; Shrimpton, Dolores; Dillon, Patricia. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010
Instructor prepared materials.

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