It is the intent of faculty to foster learning and promote critical thinking and integration through a variety of means, including lecture, demonstration, group discussion, case study analysis, audio-visual aids and group or individual presentations.
An introduction to specific drugs that are used to manage chronic health variances.
- Drug Classifications that will be covered are:
- Diabetic agents
- Psychotropics – (Depot meds)
- Bronchodilators and Anti-inflammatory anti asthmatics
- Cardiovascular-antihypertensives, diuretics and anticoagulants
- Opiods and nonopiods analgesics
- Skill of filtering salient points “need to knows”
- Pharmacodynamics at beginning level
An introduction to the legalities of drug administration as it applies to the standards of practice for the psychiatric nurseProfessional Standards for Psychiatric Nursing. Content to include:
- Narcotic and pharmacy Acts
- Accountability & clinical judgement
- Consent Re: Medications
- Legalities ie. specific related acts
- Narcotic Act
- Pharmacy Act
- Clinical judgment responsibility
- Standards of Practice
- Consent re Meds i.e., refusal
- Voluntary/Involuntary Adm.
In this course students will be introduced to Pharmacology and will use the Psychiatric Nursing Curricular Threads (wellness-illness continuum, professional values, professional caring and health care delivery system) to begin to understand the integration of care to the person.
The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College evaluation policy. An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course.
This is a graded course.
A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.