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NSC 313

Nursing Pharmacology I

Introduction to pharmacology. General principles of pharmacology. General information about drug. Preparation of drugs. Drug overdose and use of antidotes. Drug abuse and addiction. Major drug categories. Mechanisms of drug action. Introductory information about drugs acting on the various systems. Infusions and transfusions. Essential drug program. Nigerian National formulary. Essential Drug list. Patient drug history. Over prescribing, multiple prescribing (polypharmacy), under prescribing and nurse prescribing. Drug interaction. Self-medication. Financial management and cost recovery. Concept of drug revolving fund. Immunization therapy.

Course Code
NSC 313
Department
Nursing Science
Campus
Sumas University
Level
300 Level, Undergraduate
Instructor
Sumas University Lecturer
Semester
First Semester
Credit
2 Units
Method
Lecture