Pharmacology for Nursing Practice Medication Teaching Plan Guidelines
The purpose of this assignment is for the student to synthesize pharmacological knowledge (i.e., core drug knowledge, core patient variables, and nursing implications) of pharmacotherapeutic agents into a useful teaching and learning tool for nurses and patients.
Course outcomes: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO1 Apply the concepts of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenomics to the use of specific medication classifications in specific health conditions and in consideration of medication side/adverse effects, nursing implications, and medication teaching. (POs 1, 2, and 3)
CO2 Apply principles of health promotion, as well as illness and injury prevention, to promote safety and effectiveness of commonly used pharmacologic therapy across the lifespan, taking into consideration sociocultural, genetic/genomic, developmental, and gender implications. (POs 3 and 8)
CO3 Utilize the nursing process in understanding the effects of drug therapy on health outcomes across the lifespan within the framework of a diverse population of individuals, families, and communities. (PO 4)
Due date: Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.
Total points possible: 100 points
Preparing the assignment
Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.
1. Choose a pharmacological agent that has been on the market less than 5 years.
2. Research the literature and obtain two to three resources for current, evidence-based information related to the pharmacological agent.
3. Develop a teaching brochure and one page paper following these guidelines.
a. Brochure for nurses- Focus on nurses for literacy level
· Key/Relevant Drug Information (30 points/30%)
· Drug Class
· Mechanism of Action
· Drug Administration and Dosage
· Drug Interactions
· Lab effects/interference
· Special Consideration
· Patient Education Considerations (35 points/35%)
· Nursing Management
· Patient Education Considerations
· Patient Assessment
· Side Effects/Adverse Effects/Toxicities
· Special considerations- provide examples specific to client age needs- geriatric, pediatric and pregnant client
· Visual Effects/Creativity (10 points/10%)
· Developed per the required standard
· Appropriate for the intended audience
· Flesch-Kincaid reading level seventh grade or lower
· Graphics enhance the purpose of the brochure
· Brochure is visually appealing
b. One Page Paper (15 points/15%)
· Describes intended use of brochure
· Describe how brochure information would be revised if intended brochure audience had a low health literacy level.
· Reference page
c. APA Format (5 points/5%)
· Includes no more than 3 unique errors with APA format (current ed.)
· At least two (2) scholarly, primary sources from the last 5 years, excluding the textbook, are provided
d. Writing and Mechanics (5 points/5%)
· Clearly written
· Includes no more than three unique errors of grammar
· Includes no more than three unique errors in writing mechanics
· Paper is one page, excluding references and title page
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Please note that your instructor may provide you with additional assessments in any form to determine that you fully understand the concepts learned in the review module.