FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS BRIPF-NA Bridging Pathway for Internationally Educated Nurses

Courses and Descriptions

NURS-1048Pharmacology for Nurses

This course introduces the basic concepts and principles related to pharmacology (including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics) and the nurse’s role in the safe administration of drug therapies. The major classifications of drugs, encompassing best practice guidelines and medications commonly used in Canada will be reviewed. There is a focus on the nurse’s role drug indications, contraindications, side effects, adverse effects, and interactions. Safe drug administration procedures and patient teaching are emphasized through the nursing process framework. Issues arising from the use of prescribed and non-prescribed drug usage in contemporary society is also explored.
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