Understanding Medications and Therapeutics
- A basic understanding of the normal function of the human body (human physiology) will be helpful
This course is aimed at streamlining your work, ultimately making it much easier for you to become a competent health care worker. You will learn how to quickly identify 42 of the top 200 medications, picture how medications work, develop safe practice, and develop clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills. With the best foundation in health care, you will have fewer limitations.
Who this course is for:
- Nursing and allied health students
- Nurses and allied health care workers
- Students considering a career in medicine or healthcare in the future
- Family member who wants to help understand the medication being taken
- 04:22Introduction; Aims of first half of chapter (section) 1
- 04:25Practice using active learning to develop problem solving skills
- 07:19Best approach to learning medications; Understanding reflux
- 04:10Practice applying knowledge to develop safe practice and problem solving skills
- 05:09Antacids, chemical reactions, osmosis and drug to drug reactions
- 01:54Practice developing clinical reasoning and problem solving skills
- 03:13Best approach to learning medications; Overview and aims of chapter (section) 1B
- 03:03Practice 'coaching' the client for optimal compliance
- 07:28Picturing the GIT and how it is controlled; Safety issues of constipation
- 03:27Practice developing clinical reasoning skills; The most important symptoms
- 04:20Safety issues; What happens when you take more than the recommended dose?
- 03:12Practice helping clients understand the safety issues of OTC pain killers
- 05:07Understanding 'pro-drugs', stimulant laxatives and rebound effects
- 02:21Practice developing problem solving skills with enteric coated medications
- 02:44Understanding the remaining laxatives
- 04:32Practice safety: 'Strictly contraindicated' vs 'contraindicated'
- 02:07Chapter/section summary; Developing confidence
Ken Wojcikowski, aka DrKWojo, has a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Queensland and an MSc in pharmacology/pharmacognosy from Southern Cross University. He has 20 years' experience teaching biomedical science courses at university level. In 2015, he was awarded an Australian National Teaching Citation for 'Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning'.