Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 – 9:50
The focus of this lecture class is a comprehensive review of the major medications used to: promote bronchodilation and pulmonary hygiene, control airway inflammation, affect skeletal muscle tone and central nervous system activity, and support the failing cardiovascular system.
DAILY ASSIGNMENTS There will be multiple daily assignments throughout the semester. These assignments may consist of worksheets, projects or quizzes to assess the student's progress in the course. LECTURE EXAMINATIONS There will be six in-depth lecture examinations. These examinations may consist of multiple choice, short answer, definitions, listing, true/false, and/or essay. PHARMACOLOGY CASES Students will submit 4 case studies from their clinical experience based on the following: COPD, Asthma, CHF and Pneumonia. The cases will include the the diagnosis, drugs given, classification of the drugs, indication, modes of action and side effects. GRADE DETERMINATION Lecture examinations (6) 55% Pharmacology Cases 15% Final Exam 30%
1.Students can identify the principles of drug action
2.When presented with an order for aerosolized medication delivery the student can select the appropriate methodology for delivery of the medication.
3.Student can correctly calculate drug dosages based on commonly prescribed respiratory care medications.
4.The student will correctly identify adrenergic bronchodilators and list mechanism of action, indications, side effects and hazards.
5.The student will correctly identify anticholinergic medications and list mechanisms of action, indications, side effects and hazards.
6.The student will correctly identify methylxanthine drugs and list mechanisms of action, indications, side effects and hazards.
7.The student will explain the proper use of mucous controlling drugs, list mechanisms of action side effects and hazards.
8.The student will explain the proper use of steroidal and non-steroidal drugs, list mechanisms of action side effects and hazards.
9.The student will explain the proper use of anti-infective and anti microbial drugs, list mechanisms of action side effects and hazards.
10.The student will explain the proper use of skeletal muscle relaxants, list mechanisms of action side effects and hazards.
11.The student will correctly identify cardio-vascular drugs, list mechanisms of action side effects and hazards.
12.The student will correctly identify diuretic drugs, list mechanisms of action side effects and hazards.
13.The student will correctly identify drugs affecting the central nervous system, list mechanisms of action side effects and hazards.
14.Students can identify medications commonly used with patients suffering from asthma, COPD, pneumonia and congestive heart failure.
If a student is going to miss an examination, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor prior to the exam to arrange with the instructor to make up the missed exam. A 15% reduction will be taken for each day after the scheduled exam date. The professor reserves the right to make unscheduled exams essay in nature and considerably more challenging.
Regular class attendance is required. No distinction is made between excused and unexcused absences unless the absence has been cleared through the office of the Dean of Students, Athletic Department or Academic Affairs. If a student misses a lecture, it is the student's responsibility to work with other class members to determine what material was missed. Please refer to the MSU Student Handbook for more information.
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