Details and Registration

24h CPD

Foundations of pharmacology and medication administration for nurses

This four-day course revises the underpinning knowledge of pharmacology and medication administration . Topics include pharmacology and adverse drug reactions. Common medications will be revised using a systems approach.

This course has been developed for registered nurses but is also suitable for enrolled nurses who are qualified to administer medication.

Program includes:

Day 1    What drugs do to the body and what the body does to drugs – pharmaceutics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Effect of complementary medications, antimicrobial agents.

Day 2    Medications for the gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and respiratory systems; adverse drug reactions; medications assessment. Review of drug calculations.

Day 3    Medications for the cardiovascular ,renal systems, and endocrine systems  Medico-legal issues related to medication administration; strategies to minimise medication errors.

Day 4    medications for the nervous system; those used for pain management including patient controlled analgesia. Principles of medication administration via all routes and practical aspects of drug administration.

Please note this seminar runs over four days. Thursdays 1, 8, 15 & 22 March 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Member $700 Non-member $900, Job Rep or SIG member $650

 Date Venue Sessions
 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 ANMF Melbourne Start Date: 01/03/2018 09:30:00 am
End Date: 22/03/2018 14:30:00 pm
Venue: ANMF Melbourne Presenter: Christine Baker