The Medication and Pharmacology Training course offered by Nimz Career College is a comprehensive 4-day program designed to provide participants with in-depth knowledge and skills in medication management and pharmacology. This course is essential for healthcare professionals, caregivers, and individuals working in the healthcare industry who are responsible for administering medications and ensuring medication safety.

  • Healthcare professionals (nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, etc.)
  • Caregivers in residential care facilities and home healthcare settings
  • Individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in medication management

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of pharmacology, including drug classifications and actions.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in medication administration techniques and dosage calculations.
  • Identify common medication errors and implement strategies to prevent them.
  • Recognize and manage adverse drug reactions and medication interactions.
  • Comply with legal and ethical considerations related to medication management.

Day 1:

Module 1: Introduction to Pharmacology (8 hours)

  • Fundamentals of pharmacology: drug classifications, actions, and effects
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Principles of medication safety and medication administration records (MARs)

Module 2: Routes and Techniques of Medication Administration (8 hours)

  • Oral medication administration: tablets, capsules, liquids
  • Parenteral medication administration: injections (intramuscular, subcutaneous), intravenous therapy
  • Topical and transdermal medication administration

Day 2:

Module 3: Dosage Calculations (8 hours)

  • Systems of measurement and conversions
  • Calculating medication dosages for oral and parenteral administration
  • Pediatric and geriatric dosage considerations

Module 4: Medication Errors and Safety (8 hours)

  • Common medication errors and their causes
  • Error prevention strategies and best practices
  • Documentation and reporting of medication errors

 Day 3:

Module 5: Adverse Drug Reactions and Medication Interactions (8 hours)

  • Identification and management of common adverse drug reactions
  • Drug-drug interactions and contraindications
  • Medication allergies and anaphylactic reactions
  • Module 6: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Medication Management (8 hours)
  • Legal frameworks and regulations governing medication administration
  • Ethical considerations in medication management
  • Patient rights and informed consent

Day 4:

Module 7: Special Medication Considerations (8 hours)

  • Psychotropic medications and mental health considerations
  • Pain management medications
  • Medications for chronic conditions and palliative care

Note: The course content is subject to revision and customization based on the specific needs and requirements of the participants.

Completion of the Medication and Pharmacology Training course equips participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely and effectively manage medications in various healthcare settings. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from Nimz Career College, acknowledging their successful completion of the course.

Please note that Nimz Career College reserves the right to modify the course content, schedule, and other details as deemed necessary to provide the best learning experience for participants.

04 Days 32 Hours

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