Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Introduction
    • Intro Lesson 1: Course Introduction and Explanation
    • Intro Lesson 2: Course Curriculum
  • 2
    Module 1: Calculating Medication Dosages
    • Lesson 1-A: Calculating Medication Dosages - Objectives and Outline FREE PREVIEW
    • Lesson 1-B: Define Common Abbreviation Symbols Used to Communicate Medication Orders
    • Lesson 1-C: Practice Application of Abbreviations I
    • Lesson 1-D: Practice Application of Abbreviations II
    • Lesson 1-E: Review Basic Math Skills
    • Lesson 1-F: Rounding Policy
    • Lesson 1-G: Review Metric System
    • Lesson 1-H: Military Time I
    • Lesson 1-I: Military Time II
    • Lesson 1-J: Review Apothecary System
    • Lesson 1-K: Essential Mathematics
    • Lesson 1-L: Review Household System
    • Lesson 1-M: Roman Numerals
    • Lesson 1-N: Conversion Between Systems
    • Lesson 1-O: Table of Approximate Equivalents
    • Application of Approximate Equivalents. ANSWER KEY
    • Lesson 1-P: Calculation of Medication Dosages
    • Lesson 1-Q: Dimensional Analysis
    • Lesson 1-R: Equivalents
    • Lesson 1-S: Practice Problems 1
    • Lesson 1-T: Practice Problems 2
    • Module 1-U: Review - A Look at this Module's Discussion
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    Module 2: Fundamentals of Pharmacology
    • Lesson 2-A: Fundamentals of Pharmacology - Objectives and Outline
    • Lesson 2-B: Describe the Use of the Nursing Process as it Relates to Medication Administration
    • Lesson 2-C: Explain Commonly Used Terms Used to Describe Drug Properties
    • Lesson 2-D: Define Common Terminology Associated with Medication Administration
    • Lesson 2-E: Discuss the Qualities of an Ideal Drug
    • Lesson 2-F: Give Three Examples of Drug Sources-We Give You 6...
    • Lesson 2-G: Explain Drug Nomenclature
    • Lesson 2-H: Recognize Sources of Drug Information and Identify Accuracy of Each Source
    • Lesson 2-I: Restate the Purpose of Federal Legislation and Standards Regarding Medication Testing
    • Lesson 2-J: Discuss Cultural and Lifespan Considerations Related to Medication Therapy
    • Module 2-L: Pharmacology Test Questions
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    Module 3: Peripheral Nervous System Drugs
    • Lesson 3-A: Peripheral Nervous System Drugs - Objectives and Outline
    • Lesson 3-B: Briefly Review the Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System
    • Lesson 3-C: Restate the Functions, Regulations, and Transmission of the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System
    • Lesson 3-D: Describe the Prototype Adrenergic Drug: Epinephrine
    • Lesson 3-E: Identify Adrenergic Agonists, Their Actions, Uses, Contraindications, Side Effects, Nursing Implications, and Patient Education
    • Lesson 3-F: Discuss Adrenergic Antagonists Including Alpha 1, Alpha 2, Beta 1, Beta 2, and Non-Selective Blockers
    • Lesson 3-G: Discuss the Cholinergic Agonists, Their Actions, Uses, Contraindications, Side Effects, Nursing Implications, and Patient Education
    • Lesson 3-H: Identify and Explain Cholinergic Antagonists (Blockers)
    • Module 3-I: A Review of Our Discussion So Far
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    Module 4: Cardiovascular Drugs - Part 1
    • Lesson 4-A: Cardiovascular Drugs - Part 1 - Objectives and Outline
    • Lesson 4-B: Briefly Review the Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
    • Lesson 4-C: Identify and Describe the Action, Side Effects, Contraindications, Nursing Implications, and Patient Education of Drugs Used to Treat a Client With Congestive Heart Failure
    • Lesson 4-D: Describe the Action, Side Effects, Contraindications, Nursing Implications, and Patient Education of Drugs Used to Treat a Client With Angina
    • Lesson 4-E: Identify and Describe the Actions, Uses, Contraindications, Side Effects, Nursing Implications, and Patient Education Used to Treat a Client With Hypertension
    • Module 4-F: A Look at What We Discussed So Far...
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    Module 5: Cardiovascular Drugs - Part 2
    • Lesson 5-A: Cardiovascular Drugs - Part 2 - Objectives and Outline
    • Lesson 5-B: Review Cardiac Conduction, Circulation, and Dysrhythmias
    • Lesson 5-C: Discuss the Uses, Actions, Contraindications, Side Effects, Nursing Implications, and Patient Education for Antidysrhythmics According to the Vaughan Williams Classification System
    • Lesson 5-D: Review the Physiology of Coagulation
    • Lesson 5-F: Describe Anticoagulant Agents and Their Route of Administration
    • Lesson 5-G: Discuss Thrombolytic Therapy and How it Differs from Anticoagulant Therapy
    • Lesson 5-I: Review Antilipemic Agents
    • Module 5-K: Critical Thinking Activity – Anticoagulants
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    Module 6: Renal Drugs
    • Lesson 6-A: Renal Drugs - Objectives and Outline
    • Lesson 6-C: Describe and Recognize Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitor (CAI) Diuretics
    • Lesson 6-D: Describe and Recognize Loop Diuretics
    • Lesson 6-E: Describe and Recognize Osmotic Diuretics
    • Lesson 6-F: Describe and Recognize Potassium-Sparing Diuretics
    • Lesson 6-G: Describe and Recognize Thiazide and Thiazide-like Diuretics
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    Module 7: Immunosuppressant and Chemotherapeutic Agents
    • Lesson 7-A: Immunosuppressant and Chemotherapeutic Agents - Objectives and Outline
    • Lesson 7-D: List and Identify Commonly Used Immunosuppressants
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    Module 8: Biologic Response Modifiers
    • Lesson 8-A: Biologic Response Modifiers - Objectives and Outline
    • Module 8-I: Biologic Response Modifiers - Critical Thinking Activity
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    Module 9: Analgesics, Anti-inflammatory, and Anti-rheumatoid Agents
    • Lesson 9-A: Analgesics, Anti-inflammatory, and Anti-rheumatoid Agents - Objectives and Outline
    • Lesson 9-B: Describe the Physiology and Types of Pain
    • Lesson 9-C: Describe the Use of Opioid Analgesics
    • Lesson 9-G: Identify Non-Opioid, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Analgesics
    • Lesson 9-J: Explain the Use of Antirheumatoid Agents
    • Module 9-K: Has a Critical Thinking Assignment
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    Module 10: Central Nervous System Drugs - Part 1
    • Lesson 10-A: Central Nervous System - Part 1 - Objectives and Outline
    • Lesson 10-G: Discuss the Use of Musculoskeletal Relaxants
    • Lesson 10-L: Identify the Different Classes of Drugs, and Medications in Each Class, Used as Antiparkinsonian Agents
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    Module 11 - Central Nervous System Drugs - Part 2
    • Lesson 11-A: Central Nervous System Drugs - Part 2 - Objectives and Outline
    • Lesson 11-C: Define the Use of Pharmacotherapeutics in the Treatment of Various Health Disorders
    • Lesson 11-G: Describe How Cyclic Antidepressants Are Used to Treat Depression
    • Lesson 11-H: Identify and Discuss Specific Antidepressants
    • Lesson 11-I: Describe How Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MOIs) Are Used Clinically to Treat Depression
    • Lesson 11-K: Discuss Mood Stabilizing Agents
    • Lesson 11-M: Describe Antipsychotic Agents; Their Mechanism of Actions, Uses, Side Effects, Adverse Effects, Interactions, Nursing Implications, and Patient Education Considerations
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    Module 12: Endocrine System Drugs
    • Lesson 12-A: Endocrine System Drugs - Objectives and Outline
    • Lesson 12-F: Identify and Describe Thyroid and Antithyroid Agents
    • Lesson 12-G: Explain Diabetes Mellitus
    • Lesson 12-H: Describe Insulin Therapy
    • Lesson 12-I: Describe the Use of Oral Antidiabetic Agents
    • Module 12-N: Endocrine System Drugs - Critical Thinking Activity
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    Module 13: Gastrointestinal System Drugs
    • Lesson 13-A: Gastrointestinal System Drugs - Objectives and Overview
    • Lesson 13-I: Describe the Three Main Classifications of Antiemetics and Name One Drug in Each Classification
    • Lesson 13-L: Discuss the Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacotherapeutics, and Pharmacokinetics of Various Anti-Diarrhea and Laxatives
    • Lesson 13-M: Identify and Describe the Drug Groups Used to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Lesson 13-N: Critical Thinking - Gastrointestinal System Drugs
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    Module 14: Respiratory Drugs
    • Lesson 14-A: Respiratory Drugs - Objectives and Outline
    • Lesson 14-B: Restate the Pathophysiology Involved with Upper Respiratory System Diseases/Disorders
    • Lesson 14-C: Describe the Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacotherapeutics, and Pharmacodynamics of Antitussive Drugs
    • Lesson 14-G: Describe the Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacotherapeutics, and Pharmacodynamics of Mucolytic Drugs
    • Lesson 14-H: Describe the Use of Bronchodilators
    • Lesson 14-I: Identify Anti-Inflammatory Agents Used in the Management of Respiratory Disorders
    • Module 14-J: Respiratory System Drugs - Critical Thinking Activity
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    Module 15: Antimicrobial Drugs
    • Lesson 15-A: Antimicrobial Drugs - Objectives and Outline
    • Lesson 15-B: Differentiate and Explain the Major Classifications of Antimicrobial Drugs
    • Lesson 15-D: Compare Five Different Mechanisms in Which a Microbe Can Develop Resistance to Antimicrobial Drugs
    • Lesson 15-G: Restate the Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacotherapeutics, and Pharmacokinetics of Antibiotics Affecting the Bacterial Cell Wall
    • Lesson 15-H: Restate the Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacotherapeutics, and Pharmacokinetics of Antibiotics Affecting Protein Synthesis
    • Lesson 15-K: Differentiate the Pathophysiology of Various Viral Infections and Identify Appropriate Drug Treatment for Each
    • Lesson 15-L: Differentiate the Pathophysiology of Various Fungal Infections and Identify Appropriate Drug Treatment for Each
    • Lesson 15-N: Describe the Parameters That Govern the Choice of Antiretroviral Therapy
    • Lesson 15-O: Differentiate the Pharmacotherapeutics, Pharmacodynamics, and Pharmacokinetics of Drugs Used to Treat HIV and AIDS
    • Module 15-Q: Antimicrobial Drugs - Critical Thinking activity