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Pharmacology for Everyday Nursing (2 cr)

Code: 8D00CY68-3002

General information


Enrollment

28.10.2021 - 02.01.2022

Timing

10.01.2022 - 20.03.2022

Credits

2 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Degree Programme in Public Health Nursing

Teachers

  • Mika Wallin

Student groups

  • SH21K

Objective

The student
- is able to apply the knowledge of pharmacology in everyday nursing.
- knows the basics of the effects and use of different drugs in different patient groups (elderly, patients with renal impairment and hepatic impairment).
- knows what to consider when administering medication, taking into account medication safety (medication deviations and risk drugs).
- knows the basics of drug abuse and toxicology.

Content

Contents:
Special features of pharmacotherapy in the elderly
Renal and hepatic impairment and medication
Medication evaluation
High risk drugs
Drug overdose, abuse and toxicology
Pharmacotherapy evaluations and inspections - the nurse's perspective
Drug interactions
Safe medication
Vaccines

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

x

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Passed:
The student
-participates to the course and completes the given tasks.
- knows the basics of the effects and use of different drugs in different patient groups (elderly, patients with renal impairment and hepatic impairment).
- knows what to consider when administering medication, taking into account medication safety (medication deviations and risk drugs).
- knows the basics of drug abuse and toxicology.

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment is based on attending live lectures and the approved completion of the assigned tasks

Passed:
The student
-participates to the course and completes the given tasks.
- knows the basics of the effects and use of different drugs in different patient groups (elderly, patients with renal impairment and hepatic impairment).
- knows what to consider when administering medication, taking into account medication safety (medication deviations and risk drugs).
- knows the basics of drug abuse and toxicology.