Clinical Procedures II

Credits: 6

This course builds on the skills attained in Clinical Procedures I. Student will utilize critical thinking skills related to medication administration as a focus in this course. Instruction includes safe and accurate drug administration utilizing parenteral and non-parental routes including other special procedures. The course reviews stress management, pediatric care, geriatric care, rehabilitation therapy, specialty examinations and procedures, and emergency procedures and preparedness. Basic information regarding common disease conditions, causes, signs, symptoms and preventative measures will be presented as well as diagnostic and treatment procedures affecting the body systems. Along with general drug actions, common adverse reactions, contraindications, precautions, and interactions will be covered. Emphasis is placed on ways to promote an optimal response to therapy, and how to monitor and manage adverse reactions. Students will understand patient rights, patient education and patient safety.