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1. Explain the concept of drug half-life.
2. Compare and contrast steady-state, peak, trough, and duration.
3. Describe the process of absorption, including what enhances and what inhibits the process.
4. Discuss the impact of the “first pass effect” on medication levels.
5. Outline the potential effects of taking multiple medications.
6. Compare and contrast the bioavailability of medications given by enteral, parenteral, topical, and inhalation routes.
7. List the impacts of chemical protein binding on medication availability and toxicity.
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Caring for Individuals with Special Needs: Hearing Impairments
In program three, ear anatomy and physiology are discussed and illustrated with clear graphics. This is followed by a discussion of the two primary types of hearing loss, conductive and sensorineural.
Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique
This program addresses the common causes of operative infection and its sources within the surgical suite.
Anatomy: The Digestive System
The Digestive System begins with a review of the anatomy of the alimentary canal. It then describes how food is converted into a form that can be used by the body for energy and tissue building. Still art and animation are used to enhance the information.
Anatomy: The Urinary System
This program discusses the role of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra as well as the process of micturition. Art and animation are used throughout to enhance the material.
Procedural Sedation Series
Conscious sedation is the condition produced by the administration of a drug or combination of drugs with the intent to sedate during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
Caring for Individuals with Special Needs Series
Increasingly, nurses in acute care hospitals are caring for patients who are admitted for a variety of conditions who present unique care challenges due to cognitive or sensory impairments.
Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR Series
This four-part series provides a comprehensive overview of aseptic technique in the Operating Room. It includes a clear explanation of the chain of infection and how asepsis can prevent operative infections.
Anatomy: The Nervous System
This program begins by describing organs of the nervous systems and their role in the transmission of nerve impulses.
The Anatomy Series
This series provides a comprehensive overview of human anatomy. Each of the ten programs focuses on one body system and includes brief descriptions of how on each system interacts with or impacts others.
Anatomy: The Endocrine System
This program discusses various aspects of the endocrine system including the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus, the pineal gland, the thyroid gland.