Pharmacology and the Healthcare Professional: Pharmacodynamics: What a Drug Does to the Body

Pharmacodynamics is the study of how drugs affect the body. The goal of drug therapy is to achieve a good outcome, a therapeutic effect. It is important to bear in mind that not all drug actions are beneficial. Medications may result in both therapeutic and toxic effects. This program provides a basic overview of pharmacodynamics. 


After viewing this program the viewer should be able to:

1. Describe the three mechanisms of drug action.
2. Discuss how media information affects the publics understanding of medications.
3. Compare and contrast seven types of medication regimes.
4. Outline signs and symptoms related to adverse drug reactions and interactions.
5. Define therapeutic range/index.
6. Differentiate between drug-drug, food-drug, additive, synergistic, antagonistic, and incompatibility interactions.
7. List the common reactions seen in each of the various classes of drug interactions.

Price: $299.00 USD

Product ID: CLP038
Media: DVD
Year: 2012
Duration: 21:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Basic Clinical Skills, Medication Administration
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