Medication Essentials II

The theory component of this course will focus on the pharmacological principles that the professional nurse applies in the administration of medications and intravenous fluids. The nursing process will be used as a framework to identify nursing responsibilities related to major drug classifications, intravenous therapy and the use of intermittent infusion devices and pumps. The campus laboratory component will provide students with the opportunity to accurately calculate, prepare and administer medications via the intravenous route. Critical care and pediatric medication calculation will also be presented. (Fall and Spring Semester – Day and Evening)

Twelve classroom hours and nine laboratory hours.