Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

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Course Number: NURS 5133  Section Number: x20

Spring 2013

Location: Online

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Wilson School of Nursing

Midwestern State University

College of Health Sciences

 

NURS 5133:  Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

Spring 2013

Material contained in this document is for information purposes and is subject to change without prior notice

 

Faculty:                Regina Howard MSN RN FNP-BC

                                Office Voice Mail:  (940) 397-4047

                                Cell- 940-232-3327

E-mail: regina.howard@mwsu.edu

Office hours- Wednesday, 2pm-6pm or by appointment

 

Daniel Oh, Pharm.D.

Pharmacist, United States Air Force

Phone: not currently available

E-mail: danieloh34@gmail.com

 

Misc:                     Fax:  (940) 397-4911

MSU Police (Emergency Only):  (940) 397-4239

Mailing address for packages/ Express Mail:

Midwestern State University

Bridwell Hall #308

3410 Taft Blvd.

                Wichita Falls, Texas 76308-2099

Course Description: 

This course will cover content in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, pharmacology of current/ commonly used medications, and the application of drug therapy to the treatment of disease and/or the promotion of health.

 

Pre-requisites: NURS 5043

 

Credit Hours:  Three (3) credit hours (3-0)

 

Course Objectives:

 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Objectives

AACN Essentials

NONPF Domains

NLN Core

  1. Analyze legal (federal & state) and ethical issues pertaining to nursing practice and prescriptive authority.

 

IIA: 1, 4

III: 1-4, 6

IV: 11, 13

I: M, N

  1. Integrate concepts in pathophysiology and psychopathology in prescriptive pharmacotherapeutics across the life span.

IX: 1-5

I: 19, 21, 22

I: M

  1. Analyze the impact of socio-cultural, ethical, and economic factors on prescriptive pharmacotherapeutics.

 

VI: 2, 3, 4, 5

V: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

I: M, N

  1. Evaluate the efficacy of pharmacotherapeutic interventions in clients across the lifespan.

 

VIII: 2, 5-8

IX: 5; X: 7

I: 10-14, 16-23

II: 1

I: M

  1. Incorporate current research findings into pharmacotherapeutic plans of care across the life span.

 

I: 1, 2, 5

IX: 3

VI: 1-3

IV: 1, 8, 9, 12

I: M, N

  1. Integrate teaching-learning needs of clients across the life span into pharmacotherapeutic interventions.

 

VI: 3, 4

VII: 1-3; X: 6

III: 1-6

I: B, C, F, K

II: A, B

  1. Write a prescription that is therapeutically appropriate to a condition with attention to economic and cultural considerations.

IIC: 3, 4

X: 1-9

I: 19, 21, 22

V: 1, 6

VI: 2, 4, 5, 6

N/A

 

Learning Experiences:

  1. Assigned Readings
  2. Case Study Assignment
  3. Clinical Guideline Assignment
  4. Web-based Discussion
  5. Integration / Application Exercises
  6. Unit Quizzes

Course Expectations

Student Responsibilities and Class Requirements

Students are accountable for policies regarding graduate nursing programs and completion of requirements for all graduate students as stated in the Graduate Catalog and Graduate Student Handbook. Students are responsible for making appointments with faculty concerning class assignments as necessary. This is an online class and students are expected to access the course via WebCT on a regular basis for updates and information. Reading assignments and WebCT learning activities, as detailed in the course calendar, should be done prior to taking each Unit Quiz. Each quiz may consist of multiple-choice, short answer and/or prescription writing problems. Any assignment received late, including quizzes, will not be graded and will receive a grade of zero. All course requirements must be met in order to pass the course.

 

Course Orientation

The best way to get oriented to the course is to read the syllabus! In addition, each student should become familiar with the course layout, i.e. how to access the discussion board, take a quiz, and submit assignments. If you have questions about the course content, please post your question on the discussion board on under the topic of “Course Questions.”

COURSE CALENDAR AND CONTENT OUTLINE

Spring 2013

(All experiences are computer based unless otherwise noted.)

Date

TOPIC

Assignment

Jan 16

Unit I: Foundation and Principles of Therapeutics

Woo & Wynne, Chapters 1-9

Jan 23

Unit II: Skin Disorders

Woo & Wynne, Chapter 23, Chapter 32

Unit I Quiz- Due 10:00 pm

Jan 30

Unit III: Eye and Ear Disorders

Woo & Wynne, Chapter 26

Unit II Quiz -Due 10:00 pm

Feb 6

Unit IV: Cardiovascular Disorders

 Woo & Wynne, Chapter 16, Chapter 28, Chapter 36, Chapter 39, Chapter 40

Exam Over Units I, II,III- exam available 8am-10pm

 

Feb 13

Unit IV: Cardiovascular Disorders

Clinical Practice Guideline Group Presentation Due at 10:00 pm Discussion Post #1 Due 10:00 pm

Feb 20

Unit V: Respiratory Disorders

Woo & Wynne, Chapter 17, Chapter 30, Chapter 42, Chapter 45, Chapter 46

Unit IV Quiz- Due 10:00 pm

Feb 27

Unit VI: Gastrointestinal Disorders

Woo & Wynne, Chapter 20, Chapter 34,

Unit V Quiz- Due 10:00 pm

March 6

Unit VII: Genitourinary Disorders

Woo & Wynne, Chapter 22, Chapter 31, Chapter 38, Chapter 44, Chapter 47

Exam Over Units IV, V, VI-available 8am-10pm

Discussion Post #2 Due 10:00 pm

 

March 11-16

 

Spring Break

 

 

March 20

Unit VIII: Inflammatory Processes

Woo & Wynne, Chapter 25

Unit VII Quiz- Due 10:00 pm

 

March 27

Unit IX: Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders

Woo & Wynne, Chapter 14, Chapter 15, Chapter 29, Chapter 35

Unit VIII Quiz- Due 10:00 pm

 

April 3

Unit X: Endocrine Disorders

Woo & Wynne, Chapter 21, Chapter 33, Chapter 41

Exam –Units VII, VIII, IX-available 8am-10pm

Discussion Post #3 Due 10:00 pm

April 10

Unit XI: Immune Disorders

Woo & Wynne, Chapter 19, Chapter 37

Unit X Quiz- Due 10:00 pm

Case Study Assignment Due at 10:00 pm

April 17

Unit XII: Hematologic and Infectious Diseases

 Woo & Wynne, Chapter 18, Chapter 24

Unit XI-Quiz- Due 10:00 pm

April 24

Unit XIII: Special Considerations and Pain Management

Woo & Wynne Chapter 10-13,   Chapter 48-53

Unit XII- Due 10:00 pm

May 6

 

Exam Over Units X, XI, XII, XIII- available 8am-10 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 


Midwestern State University

NURS 5133 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

Clinical Practice Guideline Assignment Criteria

 

Student

 

Date

 

Guideline

 

Faculty

 

Grade

 

Evaluation Criteria

Possible Points

Earned Points

A.  Introduction of Clinical Guideline

  1. Overview of the practice guideline is complete, including etiology,
  2. Use of the practice guideline is clear and specific to the patient appropriate patient population.
  3. References are cited and are appropriate

20

 

B.  Drug Therapy

  1. Appropriate discussion of medications used as first line treatment, second line treatment, and treatment failure.
  2. Outline about pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  3. Dosage, frequency of drug is presented
  4. References are cited and are appropriate

30

 

C.  Patient Education

  1. Interactions (drug-drug, drug-food, and drug-herb)
  2. Adverse reactions
  3. Dietary and lifestyle changes as indicated
  4. Non-pharmacologic treatment listed
  5. References are cited and are appropriate

20

 

D.  Conclusion

  1. Summary regarding application in advanced practice
  2. Appropriate examples are used based on application to advanced practice.

20

 

E.  Format

  1. Presentation has a professional appearance
  2. Information is clear and concise
  3. Does not exceed 20 slides
  4. APA 6th edition format is used for separate reference page

10

 

Total

100

 

 

Comments:

 

 


Midwestern State University

NURS 5133 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

Case Study Grade Criteria

 

Student

 

Date

 

Scenario

 

Faculty

 

Grade

 

Evaluation Criteria

Possible Points

Earned Points

A.  Introduction/Treatment Goals

  1. Overview of case is complete, including etiology, signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, and significance of the problem/diagnosis
  2. Treatment goals are clear and specific to the patient, including rationale for goals
  3. References are cited and are appropriate

20

 

B.  Drug Therapy

  1. Rationale for choice of drug(s)
  2. Outline about pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  3. Dosage, frequency of drug is presented
  4. References are cited and are appropriate

30

 

C.  Patient Education

  1. Interactions (drug-drug, drug-food, and drug-herb)
  2. Adverse reactions
  3. Dietary and lifestyle changes as indicated
  4. Non-pharmacologic treatment listed
  5. References are cited and are appropriate

20

 

D.  Conclusion/Original Thought

  1. Summary about application in advanced practice
  2. Appropriate examples are used based on APN track(s) of group members

20

 

E.  Format

  1. Presentation has a professional appearance
  2. Information is clear and concise
  3. Does not exceed 20 slides
  4. APA 6th edition format is used for separate reference page

10

 

Total

100

 

 

Comments:

 


Grading Standards

Grading Scale:

A

90-100

B

80-89

C

74-79

D

65-73

F

64 and below

               

Evaluation:

Assessment Measure

% Course Grade

Unit Quizzes (9)

20%

Clinical Guideline Assignment

15%

 

Discussion Board

10%

Examinations (4)

40%

Case Study Assignments

 

15%

Total

100%

 

 

Quizzes:  There are 9 quizzes, one quiz for each unit listed on syllabus. After reading the assigned textbook chapters and completing the WebCT learning module, access the Unit Quiz in the course quiz section. Each quiz is time-limited and is composed primarily of 10-15 multiple-choice questions. Only one quiz attempt per unit is permitted.

 

 Examinations: There are 4 major exams that cover course content up to that time. There is no midterm or comprehensive final exam. Each exam will be available for a specific and narrow time frame. You must log in and take the exam when it is available. Failure to do so will result in a zero for the exam. Exam dates are listed on the course schedule. The 4 major exams will count for 40% of your final grade. Each exam will consist of approximately 50 questions. The exams will be proctored. Please schedule these dates well in advance. The proctored exam directions and forms can be found under course documents.     

 

Clinical Guideline Assignment: Student will be randomly assigned to a group. Each group will be assigned a current clinical practice guideline. Students will develop a power point presentation that provides (a) and overview of the assigned clinical practice guideline, (b) appropriate use of the clinical guideline, (c) appropriate pharmacotherapeutic management of the disease process, (d) possible reasons for deviation from the clinical practice guideline, and recommendations for patient follow-up. Please review the clinical practice guideline grade criteria before completing this assignment. The presentation should contain no more than 20 slides. A separate reference sheet, in APA 6th Edition format, should be included as an additional document. Please submit the PowerPoint presentation to the Assignment section of the course and also post it in the appropriate folder on the discussion board for your peers to view. Please attach the grading sheet to your presentation submitted under the assignment section of the course. Please complete the information at the top of the grading sheet prior to submitting.

 

Case Study Assignment:  Students will be randomly assigned a disease process or condition. The student will develop a case scenario and design a PowerPoint presentation that provides (a) an overview of the case, (b) etiology, (c) expected signs and symptoms, (d) underlying pathophysiology, and (e) appropriate pharmacotherapeutic and non-pharmacotherapeutic management. Please review the Case Study Grade Criteria before completing this assignment. The presentation should contain no more than 20 slides. A separate reference sheet, in APA 6th Edition format, should be included as an additional document. Please submit the PowerPoint presentation to the Assignment section of the course and also post it in the appropriate folder on the discussion board for your peers to view. Please attach the grading sheet to your presentation submitted under the assignment section of the course. Please complete the information at the top of the grading sheet prior to submitting.

 

Discussion Board:  Each student is responsible for responding to the discussion topics posted by faculty on the discussion board. The purpose of this discussion is to take the place of classroom discussion. Each student should respond to the topic and provide evidence to support your decision as appropriate. You should post your discussion 4-6 days prior to the due date to allow time for discussion to occur. Students should comment on the postings of 2 other students. Discussion due dates are listed on the course schedule. Each discussion topic is worth 20 points and will be assessed using the following criteria:

 

Discussion Board Criteria

The posting/response reveals:

Development of ideas and supporting arguments

10 Points

The posting/response reveals:

 Evidence of critical thinking including integration of current literature

6 Points

The posting/response:

Stimulates and advances discussion, responds to at least 2 other student’s postings, addresses questions or responses posted to your individual argument or posting.

4 Points

Total

20 Points

 

Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

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Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Other Policies

Academic Dishonesty

All students are expected to pursue their scholastic careers with honesty and integrity.  Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test or other course work, plagiarism (offering the work of another as one’s own), and the unauthorized collaboration with another person. Students found guilty of dishonesty in their scholastic pursuits are subject to penalties that may include suspension or expulsion from the University.

 

By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course.  The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.

 

American Disability Act (ADA)

Midwestern State University (MSU) does not discriminate based on an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility and employment of individuals in programs and activities.

 

MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic and employment requirements. For assistance call (940) 397-4618 or 397-4515.

 

Please see the instructor outside of class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations.

 

It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.

 

Adding and Dropping Courses

A graduate student who wishes to change a schedule by either dropping or adding a course must first consult with his/her Graduate Advisor. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for additional information on adding and dropping courses.


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