Pharmacology and Medication Administration for Nurses (PMA 201)

Pharmacology and Medication Administration for Nurses (PMA 201)
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Course Description:

A two or five day course designed to assist Registered Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses to expand their competencies in the administration of medication.  A review of the College of Nurses Standards of Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses:Medication Administration will be done.  Participants will have the opportunity to develop or practice their calculation and critical thinking skills necessary for safe administration of medications and parenteral fluids.  Special emphasis will be placed on understanding, prevention
and management of medication errors through critical thinking and reflective practice.

Prerequisites: RN or RPN or International Educated Nurse

Topics Covered:

  • Review of Pharmacology Basics
  • Nursing Process and Drug therapy
  • Principle of drug action and interaction.
  • Drug terminologies
  • CNO Medication Standards
  • Legal, Ethical and Life Span Considerations
  • Client Education
  • Drug Administration
  • Medication Errors: Prevention and Response
  • Medication action and adverse reaction
  • Drugs affecting the Central Nervous System
  • Drugs affecting the Cardiovascular and Renal system
  • Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous system
  • Drugs affecting the Respiratory System
  • Drugs affecting the GI System and Nutrition
  • Drugs affecting the Male and Female Reproductive System
  • Drugs to treat Endocrine System Disorders
  • Anti-Infective and Anti Inflammatory Drugs
  • Chemotherapeutic Agents and Immune Modifiers

Length of Course:

Two or five days which consist of theory and Laboratory, and supervised practice in a clinical setting. Pre-class preparation and case studies will be given and graded.

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