PNC 124: Introduction to Pharmacology

Credits 3

This theory course involves the study of selected classes of drugs, which includes: names, uses, mechanism of actions, systemic effects, adverse effects, compatibilities, contraindications, and nursing implications. Specific examples of drugs will be used as models to explain various classes and how they can be incorporated into each phase of the nursing process. Specific analysis of the biochemical and physiological effects of drugs on selected normal and alterations in categories of human functioning will be examined.