Advanced Introductory Principles in Pharmacology

In this session, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are updated on advanced principles of pharmacology.

Included in this talk is information on:

  • Drug Information Resources
  • History of Drug Regulation
  • Stages of Drug Development and Approval
  • Drug Names, Federal Drug Classification, and Schedules
  • Prescription Writing
  • Phases of Drug Action
  • Pharmacokinetics: Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion
  • Pharmacodynamics: Receptor Theory, Properties of Drug-Receptor Interactions
  • Toxicology Principles
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Practical Principles for Clinical Use: Clearance, Volume of Distribution, Half-life, Area Under the Curve, Bioavailability, and Bioequivalence