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SURT1215 – Surgical Pharmacology pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: This course introduces basic surgical pharmacology. Topics include drug classification, therapeutic effects, side effects, interactions and dosage calculations.
Prerequisites: SURT1200 AND SURT1210
Corequisites: SURT1220
Competencies:
  1. Demonstrate proficiency in dosage calculations for surgical patients (metric, household, apothecary; conversion; weight-based; pediatric), including converting from one system to another.
  2. Differentiate between different types of anesthesia (local, regional, general).
  3. Identify ways to assist during administration of anesthesia.
  4. Identify methods of administration of different types of anesthesia.
  5. Explore pharmacological and therapeutic classifications of surgical medications.
  6. Define general terminology associated with drug use.
  7. Identify principles of drug use and anesthesia administration.
  8. Perform surgical scrubbing, gowning and the different types of gloving while maintaining surgical asepsis.
  9. Accurately perform sponge, needle and instrument counts and receive medication.
  10. Demonstrate safe handling of infectious/hazardous waste.
  11. Identify anesthesia techniques, medication administration and preparation.
MnTC goal areas: (N/A)

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