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Pharmacology I

This course explores the relationship between pharmacology and the role of the vocational nurse. The following content areas of clinical pharmacology will be studied: fundamental concepts of pharmacology; groups of therapeutic drugs; prototypes of drug groups; commonly prescribed individual drugs; the interrelationships between body systems and drugs; and the role of the nursing process in drug therapy. Other topics include legal and ethical issues of medication administration within the vocational nurse scope of practice.


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