HPRO 134 Basic Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals • 2 Cr.
Introduction to the study of drugs. How drugs affect the body and how the body affects drugs. Includes controlled and uncontrolled drug classification, generic and brand name medications, and the government agency that monitors the production and usage of drugs. Prerequisite: HPRO 125.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Explain common classifications of drugs and their actions
- Analyze the purpose of the government agency that regulates the usage and disposal of controlled substances
- Explain the difference between pharmacokinetics’ and pharmacodynamics
- Discuss accurately the government agency that monitors controlled substances
- Define pharmacy abbreviations, symbols and drug classifications
- List the components of a medication and prescription order
- Recall the most common routes of administering medication
- Identify the most commonly prescribed medications, their classifications, contraindications and adverse affects
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize accurately a nursing drug handbook to identify generic and brand name drugs
- Characterize types of drug dependency