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Nursing Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations RNSG 1355

3 Credits

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0
Pre-Requisites: ENGL 1101, MATH 1111, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L
Co-Requisite: BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, RNSG 1350, RNSG 1360

This course is designed to prepare the student with necessary skills essential to perform accurate medication calculations in the metric system. The student will learn how to competently prepare and administer medications including oral, subcutaneous, intradermal, intramuscular, intravenous formulas and injections, conversions between systems and reconstitution of solutions. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and precision necessary for accuracy in drug calculations. The student will learn medication classifications, side effects, adverse reactions, action, peak, route of administration and medication safety. This course includes classroom, and a skills lab. This course must be successfully completed with a minimum theory grade of 70 percent.

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