This course continues the exploration of medication classifications by body system begun in NUR117 Pharmacology for Practical Nurses I. The course expands upon the standards of practice relating to the principles of medication administration for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). A safe dosage calculation is reviewed and practiced. The indications for use, actions, side effects, contraindications, interactions, client education, and nursing interventions for each medication class are presented. The various methods of preparing and administering medications are demonstrated. The course stresses the importance of the role of the LPN in safe and efficient medication administration including the value of communication and documentation.
Contact Hours: Lecture – 15, Lab – 30, Clinical – 0 Credits – 2
Prerequisite (sJ: NUR 117 Pharmacology for Practical Nurses I, NUR 106 Introduction to Nursing Practice, NUR 110 Role Development of the Practical Nurse I, NUR 121 Nursing Practice I, NUR 114