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NUR121 - Pharmacology Basics (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Healthcare professionals will gain knowledge regarding basic principles of pharmacology to include pharmacokinetic processes, several drug classes, and some of the commonly used drugs within those classes. Objectives: 1. Describe the role of receptors related to medications; 2. Discuss the four components of pharmacokinetics; 3. Describe how medications are classified; 4. Identify some medications from commonly seen classifications, as well as their actions, uses, adverse reactions and side effects, contraindications ,and implications. Continuing Education Credits: 2.5 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.5 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 2.5 CE hours for long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.