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NUR 140 - Evidence Based Nursing Drug Therapy

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: NUR 110 , NUR 120 , BIO 161 , PSY 101 , MAT 106  or MAT 108  
Co-requisites: (If not previously completed successfully): PSY 108 , ENG 101  and BIO 162  

This didactic course covers the nurse’s role in safe medication drug administration. It utilizes an evidence based approach to patient teaching, assessment of adverse effects, evaluation of medication effectiveness and avoidance of medication errors. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe the role of clinical judgment in the safe and effective administration of medications.
  2. Explain caring behaviors related to medication administration and complementary therapies.
  3. Analyze appropriate communication techniques for use in medication administration and complementary therapies.
  4. Choose appropriate media in the development of a medication teaching plan.
  5. Articulate the role of the nurse in safe medication administration including electronic and written documentation utilizing evidence-based practice.
Listed Topics
  1. Safe and effective medication administration
  2. Electronic and written documentation
  3. Patient teaching
  4. Minimizing errors
  5. Nutritional therapy
  6. Prescription, over-the-counter and herbal interactions
Reference Materials
Nursing Pharmacology textbook, online learning resources, hospital documentation and informatics.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 03/21/2011

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