Medication is an important factor in life whether it be taken for illness to keeping individuals healthy. Throughout the United States students who study pharmacology normally attend universities in which they then continue on studying to be physicians and graduate-level students in the biomedical sciences. Pharmacological therapy mainly focuses on how the human body affects individual drugs, how drugs affect the body, and how drugs interact with each other. With this knowledge it will help physicians to use medications to keep patients today healthy. Pharmacology is “the science of drugs including their origin, composition, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use, and toxicology. Pharmacologic therapy is medical care that involves the use of medications, either by itself or in mixture with other types of therapy. There are thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications available in the United States. Pharmacological therapy focuses on which types of medications are suitable in different situations. Some medications may be taken orally once, twice, three times, or more per day. The person prescribing the pharmacological therapy must understand how these factors and others will affect the patient’s health. Pharmacological therapy is used for many types of situations such as osteoarthritis, depression, smoking, drug addiction and many other life situations. Because alcohol and other drug addiction is very popular and known in the United States I will discuss how Pharmacological Therapy takes place on this topic. Alcohol and other drug addiction is…
time the use of herbal medicines were not favored as highly as drugs” (Herbal medicine). When they started to modify the plants problems in drug use started to arise.The misuse of prescription drugs has risen in the 21st century. “Misuse of these medications can rapidly escalate into abuse or dependence and require costly rehabilitative treatment it is the nation's fastest-growing drug problem. In 2010, about one in four illicit-drug users reported that their initiation into illegal drug use began with…
PHARMACOLOGY MIDTERM REVIEW 1402
UNIT 1: THE ROLE OF THE NURSE IN MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
1. Liver dysfunction causes toxicity
2. Protein bound drugs compete for sites leaving more in circulation
3. Half life
4. Creatinine clearance
5. Nursing process
6. Allergy/reaction ask for more information
7. Nursing goals correctly written: Pt will……..by………
9. Routes of medication administration
10. Geriatric influence of medication delivery
11. Infant dose administration…
Pharmacology (Thrombolytic, Anticoagulants, antiplatelet)
Grande Prairie Regional College
Karen Crosby - Rolston's
10 January 2014
Pharmacology (Thrombolytic, Anticoagulants, antiplatelet)
Thrombotic stroke is the result of thrombosis or narrowing of the blood vessels, is the most common cause of strokes (Sanford & Lallion, 2010, p. 1603)
Thrombolytic medications are approved for the immediate treatment of Thrombotic Stroke, and Heart attack…
Chapter 1: Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval
1. History of Pharmacology
• History likely began when humans first used plants to relieve symptoms of disease.
• Oldest form of health care –Herbal medicine- has been practiced in virtually ever culture back until antiquity
• Modern pharmacology is though to have begun in the early 1800s when scientist began to isolate active agents morphine, colchicine, curare, cocaine, and other natural products.
• They would study their…
Medication: Any chemical preparation used in medical treatment to cure illness or relieve symptoms.
➢ Medications work by controlling changes in biochemical or physiological processes in the body by altering body fluids, cell membranes or interacting with receptor sites
Therapeutic Evaluation: Involves making a judgement of the medications safety and effectiveness. Monitor via blood screening
Pharmacology: Study of the action of medications in living organisms
students have been looking for a competitive advantage in the classroom. Students have turned to plagiarism, cheat sheets, and some even have access to old-exam databases. The newest way they are gaining an advantage is by taking a medication known as Adderall. This medication gives students increased focus and energy, giving them the upper hand when it comes time to study. While Adderall can be very beneficial when taken properly, the illicit use of Adderall can be very dangerous, as it has many psychological…
Leadership in Nursing
Medication Error Paper
The prevention of illness and injury combined with the diagnosis and treatment of the human response is the embodiment of what nurses do and who nurses are as healthcare professionals. Along with this gift they have to touch the lives of those within their communities comes a great responsibility, which includes providing physiological and emotional support for the patient. In terms of physiological…
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Luca C. Olefsky, J.M. (2008) Inflammation…
parietal cells leading to inhibition of gastric secretions
20mg po daily
Headache, diarrhea, dizziness, constipation
Warfarin can inc/dec PT.
Cefuroxime, ketonazole, itraconazole decr. absorbtion
Cr at baseline monitor cbc& PLt.
Take medication after meals and at HS. Reportto your HCP blood in vomit or stool, tiredness, weakness, do not take within 2 hrs of antacids
Rationale for drug choice: Famotidine is approximately 7.5 times more potent than rantidine and 20 times more than cimetidine…
worth 4 points.
A patient calls the physician’s office because she is concerned that her prescription medication looks different from what she normally takes. She mentions that her co-pay was lower too.
1. What are some initial questions you should ask the patient to gather information the physician might need? I would ask the patient what is the name of the drug on her medication bottle and what she was taking them for. I would also ask what color, shape, size and what is written on the…