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Course Number:
VIR 106
Course Title:
Pharmacology
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Covers commonly used pharmaceuticals in a Catheterization Lab. Prerequisites: VIR 105 and VIR 121 and VIR 271 or department permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Identify commonly used pharmaceuticals in cardiology, interventional radiology and neurology.
  2. Identify indications for commonly used pharmaceuticals in cardiology, interventional radiology and neurology.

Course Activities and Design

1. Course packets with information specific to each modality

    a. Basic overview

2.  Quizzes associated with drugs..

    a. Route of administration

    b. Dose(s)

    c. Indication(s) for use

    d. Contraindication(s) 

    e. Side effects

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. Course packets with information specific to each modality

    a. Basic overview

2.  Quizzes associated with drugs..

    a. Route of administration

    b. Dose(s)

    c. Indication(s) for use

    d. Contraindication(s) 

    e. Side effects

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Recognize the chemical, generic and trade names of various drugs.
  2. Describe the pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and pharmacogenetic principles of drugs.
  3. Explain the uses and effect on the patient of different categories of drugs.
  4. Define the categories of contrast agents and give specific examples for each category.
  5. Explain the pharmacology of contrast agents.
  6. Describe methods and techniques for administering various types of contrast agents.
  7. Identify and describe the routes of drug administration.
  8. Demonstrate appropriate venipuncture technique.
  9. Differentiate between the two major sites of intravenous drug administration.
  10. Identify, describe and document complications associated with venipuncture, and appropriate actions to resolve these complications.
  11. Discuss the steps of initiating and discontinuing intravenous access.
  12. Differentiate and document dose calculations for adult and pediatric patients.
  13. Prepare for injection of contrast agents and intravenous medications using aseptic technique.
  14. Explain the current legal status and professional liability issues of the technologist’s role in contrast and drug administration.
  15. Identify common medications and contrast media used in the interventional suite, and the indications and contraindications for each.