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

Pharmacokinetics is the study of what happens to a drug from the time of administration until the parent drug and all metabolites leave the body. This process includes absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion. This program provides a basic overview of pharmacokinetics.


After viewing this program the viewer should be able to:

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.

Price: $299.00 USD

Product ID: CLP037
Media: DVD
Year: 2012
Duration: 21:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Basic Clinical Skills, Medication Administration
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