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Course Features

  • Developed by experts in the field of Nursing and Pharmacology.
  • Lessons are built around the way students learn today – video first, reinforced by content and assessment.
  • 10 lessons with curated and sequenced activities.
  • Each lesson contains introductory video, textbook readings from Open RN's Nursing Pharmacology, one discussion-board, one in-class presentation and one quiz.
  • Students can take notes and message classmates right in the application.
  • Web-based and accessible through our iPad app.
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Meet the Subject Matter Experts

Editors
This book was edited by:

  • Kimberly Ernstmeyer, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE, APNP-BC
  • Dr. Elizabeth Christman, DNP, RN, CNE

Developing Authors
Developing authors remix existing open educational resources and build content from evidence-based sources.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Christman, DNP, RN, CNE
  • Kim Ernstmeyer, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE, APNP-BC, Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • Chelsea Gonyer, MSN, RN, Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • Dr. Julie Teeter, DNP, RN, CNE, Gateway Technical College
  • Jamie Zwicky, MSN, RN, Moraine Park Technical College

Contributors
Contributors to the development of the Nursing Pharmacology OER textbook include educators, librarians, and staff from a variety of Wisconsin Technical Colleges. See the full list of Contributors and Advisory Committee members and Peer-
reviewers.

 

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Lessons

Lesson 1 — Kinetics & Dynamics

Lesson Topics
  • 1.1 Pharmacology Basics Introduction
  • 1.2 Pharmacokinetics
  • 1.3 Absorption
  • 1.4 Distribution
  • 1.5 Metabolism
  • 1.6 Excretion
  • 1.7 Pharmacodynamics
  • 1.8 Medication Types
  • 1.9 Examining Effect
  • 1.10 Medication Safety
  • 1.11 Preparing for Administration

Lesson 2 — Legal/Ethical

Lesson Topics
  • 2.1 Legal/Ethical Introduction
  • 2.2 Ethical and Professional Foundations of Safe Medication Administration by Nurses
  • 2.3 Legal Foundations and National Guidelines for Safe Medication Administration
  • 2.4 Cultural and Social Determinants Related to Medication Administration
  • 2.5 Preventing Medication Errors

Lesson 3 — Antimicrobials

Lesson Topics
  • 3.1 Antimicrobials Introduction
  • 3.2 Antimicrobial Basics
  • 3.3 Administration Considerations
  • 3.4 Nursing Process
  • 3.5 Penicillins
  • 3.6 Cephalosporins
  • 3.7 Carbapenems
  • 3.8 Monobactams
  • 3.9 Sulfonamides
  • 3.10 Fluoroquinolones
  • 3.11 Macrolides
  • 3.12 Aminoglycosides
  • 3.13 Tetracyclines
  • 3.14 Antivirals
  • 3.15 Antifungals
  • 3.16 Antimalarials
  • 3.17 Antiprotozoals
  • 3.18 Antihelmintic
  • 3.19 Antituberculars
  • 3.20 Miscellaneous Antibacterials: Glycopeptides

Lesson 4 — Autonomic Nervous System

Lesson Topics
  • 4.1 Autonomic Nervous System Introduction
  • 4.2 Autonomic Nervous System Basics
  • 4.3 Using the Nursing Process with ANS Medications
  • 4.4 ANS Medication Classes and Nursing Considerations
  • 4.5 Nicotine Receptor Agonists
  • 4.6 Muscarinic Receptor Agonists
  • 4.7 Muscarinic Antagonists
  • 4.8 Alpha-1 Agonists
  • 4.9 Alpha-1 Antagonists
  • 4.10 Alpha-2 Agonist
  • 4.11 Beta-1 Agonists
  • 4.12 Beta-1 Antagonists
  • 4.13 Beta-2 Agonists
  • 4.14 Beta-2 Antagonists
  • 4.15 Alpha and Beta Receptor Agonists (Catecholamines)

Lesson 5 — Respiratory

Lesson Topics
  • 5.1 Respiratory Introduction
  • 5.2 Respiratory Basics
  • 5.3 Diseases of the Respiratory System
  • 5.4 Nursing Process Considerations
  • 5.5 Respiratory Medication Classes
  • 5.6 Antihistamines
  • 5.7 Decongestants
  • 5.8 Antitussives
  • 5.9 Expectorants
  • 5.10 Beta-2 Agonist
  • 5.11 Anticholinergics
  • 5.12 Corticosteriods
  • 5.13 Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists
  • 5.14 Xanthine Derivatives

Lesson 6 — Cardiovascular & Renal System

Lesson Topics
  • 6.1 Cardiovascular and Renal System Introduction
  • 6.2 Review of Basic Concepts
  • 6.3 Common Cardiac Disorders
  • 6.4 Nursing Process Related to Cardiovascular and Renal Medications
  • 6.5 Cardiovascular and Renal System Medications
  • 6.6 Antiarrhythmics
  • 6.7 Cardiac Glycosides
  • 6.8 Antianginal - Nitrates
  • 6.9 Diuretics
  • 6.10 Antihypertensives
  • 6.11 Antilipemics
  • 6.12 Blood Coagulation Modifiers
  • 6.13 Erectile Agents

Lesson 7 — Gastrointestinal

Lesson Topics
  • 7.1 Gastrointestinal Introduction
  • 7.2 Basics: Gastrointestinal System Review
  • 7.3 Anti-Ulcer Medications
  • 7.4 Antidiarrheal Medications and Laxatives
  • 7.5 Antiemetics

Lesson 8 — Central Nervous System

Lesson Topics
  • 8.1 Central Nervous System Introduction
  • 8.2 Review of Basic Concepts of the Central Nervous System
  • 8.3 Disorders of the CNS System
  • 8.4 Nursing Process: CNS Medications
  • 8.5 CNS Depressants
  • 8.6 CNS Stimulants
  • 8.7 Antidepressants
  • 8.8 Antimania
  • 8.9 Antipsychotics
  • 8.10 Anticonvulsants
  • 8.11 Antiparkinson Medications

Lesson 9 — Endocrine

Lesson Topics
  • 9.1 Endocrine Introduction
  • 9.2 Endocrine System Basics
  • 9.3 Corticosteriods
  • 9.4 Antidiabetics
  • 9.5 Thyroid Medications

Lesson 10 — Analgesic and Musculoskeletal

Lesson Topics
  • 10.1 Analgesics and Musculoskeletal Introduction
  • 10.2 Review of Basic Concepts
  • 10.3 Conditions and Diseases
  • 10.4 Nursing Process for Analgesics and
  • Musculoskeletal Medications
  • 10.5 Analgesic and Musculoskeletal Medications
  • 10.6 Non-Opioid Analgesics
  • 10.7 Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists
  • 10.8 Adjuvant Analgesics
  • 10.9 Antigout
  • 10.10 Anesthetics

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