Carrie Nutsch / 8/21/2017 - 12/14/2017
This course is a review of pharmacokinetics as well as pharmacodynamics of common drugs used in each surgical specialty. The course also allows for discussion of drug regulations, therapeutic levels, military time and dosage calculations. There will be discussion and/or research of anti-infective agents, antibiotic therapy, contrast media, dyes, anti-neoplastic chemotherapy agents, as well as drugs that affect the blood clotting, fluid balance and irrigation fluids. There will be discussion of herbal medication and dietary supplements and how they affect the surgical patient. The course includes a discussion of the use and types of IV fluids, electrolyte, and blood replacement therapy. Emergency medications are discussed in this unit.