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PHARMACY STUDIES

DOSAGE AND CALCULATIONS OF MEDICATION

Overview of Basic Math: fractions, decimals, percentages; Relationships of Quantities: percents, ratios, and proportions, metric systems; other systems of measurement; using conversion factors; temperature and time; Principles of Medication Administration: equipment for dosage measurement; interpreting medication orders; interpreting medication labels and package inserts; safe medication administration; Basic Dosage Calculations; methods of dosage calculations; oral dosages; parenteral dosages and other medication administration forms; intravenous calculations

ADVANCED PHARMACY CALCULATIONS

Calculations Used in Specialty Areas: Preparation of Noninjectable Solutions; Calculations for Special Populations; High-Alert Medications; Critical Care


NURSING

NURSING ADMINISTRATION

Organizational roles, policies, leadership and management theories, critical thinking and decision-making, effective communication, delegation, team development and management, budgeting and managing resources, quality assessment and improvement, managing stress, managing human resources

NURSING CARE PLANS

Health assessments, including data-gathering, documentation, interviewing techniques, response to abnormal results; diagnostic testing techniques and assessment; psychosocial care and interventions

NURSING ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Anatomical Terms: position and direction, cavities and membranes, planes and sections, variability, regions, the relationship between structure and function; Chemistry of Organic Matter: organic compounds—carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), adenosine triphosphate (ATP)); Inorganic Compounds that Affect Homeostasis: waters, salts, acids, and bases); Vital Needs; Definition of Matter and Energy: molecules, compounds, mixtures, electrons, and classification of chemical bonds; Chemical Reactions: flow of energy, rate of reaction, reversibility, common chemical relationships, equations; Cells: structure and contributions to life, the fluid mosaic model of the membrane, permeability and membrane junctions, active and passive processes in membrane transport, resting membrane potential,  cell adhesion molecules, membrane receptors, voltage-sensitive membrane channel proteins; Cytoplasm: cytoplasmic organelles; The Nucleus: nucleoli, chromatin, the nuclear envelope; Life Cell-Division Cycle: resting, interphase, mitosis, cyklins, CDKs, protein synthesis, DNA’s other tasks, cytosolic protein degradation, apoptosis; Tissue: epithelial tissue, connective tissue, nervous tissue, muscle tissue, membranous lining (cutaneous membrane, mucous membrane, serous membrane), tissue repair; tissue development; Skeletal System: structure, location, and function, cartilage; structure, function, and classification of bones; gross and microscopic anatomy of bone; chemical composition of bone; pre-natal and post-natal development of bone; bone repair and remodeling; bone disorders; changes in bone throughout the lifespan; The Axial Skeleton: the skull, the vertebral column, the thoracic cage; The Appendicular Skeleton: the shoulder girdle (pectoral), upper limb, hip girdle (pelvis), lower limb, changes in the skeleton throughout the lifespan; Joints: classification, joint injuries, conditions and disorders, changes in joints throughout the lifespan; Muscles and Muscle Tissue: properties of muscle tissue, classification of muscle tissue, functions of muscle tissue; Skeletal Muscle: gross and microscopic anatomy, sliding filament model of contraction, physiology of skeletal muscle fibers, contraction of a skeletal muscle, muscle metabolism, force and muscle contraction, duration and velocity of muscle contraction, effect of exercise on muscles; Smooth Muscles: microscopic structure, function, contraction, and classification; The Muscle System: skeletal muscles and their movements; Nervous Tissue: histology, role of membrane, synapses, neurotransmitters and receptors, The Nervous System: changes in the nervous system throughout the lifespan; Central Nervous System (CNS): the brain, mental functions, protection, the spinal cord, CNS dysfunction, changes in the CNS throughout the lifespan; peripheral nervous system; autonomic nervous system; special senses; Integumentary System: epidermis; dermis; pigmentation; appendages of the skin—sweat glands, sebaceous glands, hairs and hair follicles, nails; functions—protection, body temperature regulation, cutaneous sensation, metabolism, blood reservoir, and excretion; changes in skin throughout the lifespan; skin cancer and burns; Endocrine System: hormones, pituitary gland and hypothalamus, thyroid gland,  adrenal gland, parathyroid glands, pineal gland, glands and tissues, changes in the endocrine system throughout the lifespan; Structures that Support Senses: structures of the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin; visual inputs, the proprioceptive sensors, the inner ear vestibular system, and the central nervous system; Cardiovascular System: blood, the heart, blood vessel structure and function, physiology of circulation; circulatory pathways; Lymphatic System: lymphatic vessels, lymphatic cells and tissues, lymph nodes, other lymphoid organs, changes in the lymphatic system throughout the lifespan; Nutrition and Metabolism: diet, metabolic reactions, major nutrients, metabolic states, role of the liver, changes in metabolism throughout the lifespan; The Urinary System: structure and function of the kidney, physiology, urine, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, micturition, changes in the urinary system throughout the lifespan; Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance: body fluids, ECF osmolality, electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, acidolsis vs. alkalosis; Reproductive System: anatomy and physiology of the male reproductive system; anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), changes in reproductive systems throughout the lifespan; Human Development: fertilization; embryonic development; fetal development; changes to anatomy, physiology, and metabolism during pregnancy; birth; adjustments to extrauterine life; lactation; reproductive technology and cloning; Genetics: variation, inheritance, environmental factors, nontraditional inheritance, genetic screening; Immune System: innate defenses, adaptive defenses; The Respiratory System: structure and function, mechanics of breathing, gas exchange, respiratory adjustments, respiratory disorders, changes in the respiratory system throughout the lifespan; Digestive System: structure, function, and physiology

MEDICAL-SURGICAL

Orem’s model; Roles of the LPN: provider of care, manager of care, member of the profession, legal and ethical issues, communication, the nursing process; providing care for the following clients: musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular or blood disorders, neurological disorders, gastrointestinal or accessory organ disorders, urinary disorders, reproductive disorders, or integumentary disorder

WOMEN’S HEALTH NURSING

Advanced health assessment; nurse-midwifery management of the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum woman; nurse-midwifery management of complications; health promotion and disease prevention; assessment and management of common primary care signs and symptoms; clinical pharmacology; assessment and management of psychiatric symptoms; issues in nurse-midwifery professional practice; cultural and linguistic competency

PEDIATRIC NURSING: MULTUPLE PERSPECTIVES IN PEDIATRIC NURSING

Community-based pediatric nursing; family factors; social, cultural, and religious factors; developmental factors; communication and health assessment; physical and developmental assessment; pain assessment and management; health education of the child and family; common health problems that occur in newborns, toddlers, school-age children, and adolescents; children with cognitive impairments and the effects on the child and family; children with physical impairments and the effects on the child and  the family; chronic illness, sensory impairment, physical disabilities, autistic child, end-of-life coping strategies, grief counseling; genetic and developmental diseases; cardiovascular disorders, including vascular disorders, congenital heart defects, heart failure, hypertension; respiratory disorders, including upper and lower airway infections, various types of pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, asthma; central nervous system disorders, including seizures  hydrocephalus, meningitis  Reye’s syndrome, head trauma; neurological disorders; hematological disorders; immune disorders, including sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, leukemia, aplastic anemia, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); gastrointestinal disorders, including dehydration , vomiting , diarrhea , pyloric stenosis,  celiac disease , appendicitis , congenital anomalies, hepatitis a and b, intussusception; histology; genitourinary disorders, including electrolyte balance and  UTI, glomerulonephritis, vesicoureteral reflux, nephrotic syndrome, enuresis,  hypospadias, epispadias, cryptorchidism, Wilm’s tumor, dialysis, renal failure; musculoskeletal disorders, including scoliosis, rheumatoid arthritis, spina bifida, osteomyelitis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, fractures, hip dysplasia, osteogenisis imperfection, club foot; endocrine and metabolic disorders, including diabetes mellitus, hypopituitarism, hypothyroidism , hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, dwarfism; environmental disorders, such as allergies, asthma, lead poisoning; nutritional disorders, such as obesity, anemia and other vitamin deficiencies; nursing procedures for children, patient and family-centered care at home and in the hospital

ONCOLOGY

Genetics, prevention, screening, and detection; cancer diagnosis and identifying its stage; Clinical Treatment Of Major Cancers: cancer of the brain and central nervous system, breast cancers, colorectal cancers, gastrointestinal cancers, genitourinary cancers, gynecologic cancers, cancers of the head and neck, leukemia, lung cancer, malignant lymphoma, multiple myeloma, skin cancer, pediatric oncology, cancer treatment modalities, cancer care supportive therapies, symptom management

PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

Concepts and theories, conceptual frameworks and nursing models, developmental and psychological theories, psychopathology, mood and anxiety disorders, personality and thought disorders, chemical dependency, treatment modalities, milieu therapy, individual and group therapies, biological therapies, professional issues and trends, ethical and legal issues, political and social issues, consultation-liaison and collaboration issues

ADULT-GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING

Understand The Complexity Of Aging: concepts related to global aging; theories of aging and development; principles of cultural competence relevant to the area of gerontology; principles of ethics as they relate to older adults; concepts of the physiology of aging; sociology of  family networks and populations; psychology of aging adults; economics of health care; intergenerational dynamics; administering medication for older populations; health assessment of older adults; evaluating laboratory results in older adults;  specific areas of risk for older adults such as falls, visual deficits, avoidance of bed rest, polypharmacy, and prevention of delirium, reduction in fluid intake, dementia/Alzheimer’s; age-related physiological changes in the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal system, nervous system; neurological changes, woman’s health considerations; mental health risks, including depression; identifying aphasias; mental assessment of the older adult; strategies to promote a safe environment for older adults; benefits and outcomes of using technology for enhancing older adults’ function, independence, and safety insurance; capitation; older adult mistreatment assessment and reporting; community assessment of local and regional resources that serve the advocacy; impact of similarities and differences in culture and ethnicity among healthcare workers on the ability to achieve quality outcomes for older adults; societal and personal attitudes, stereotypes, and biases about ageism; Payment Systems Relevant to Older Adults: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, supplemental and long-term care insurance

EMERGENCY NURSING CARE

Assessment and triage; Medical Emergencies: headaches, seizures, and encephalopathies, pulmonary and respiratory emergencies, cardiovascular emergencies, hematological emergencies, allergies and immune responses, abdominal and gastrointestinal emergencies, genitourinary emergencies and sexually transmitted diseases, obstetric and gynecologic emergencies, childhood emergencies, metabolic emergencies, substance abuse and toxicology, burns and environmental emergencies, psychiatric and behavioral emergencies, life support and resuscitation, shock states and fluid resuscitation, pain control and procedural sedation, altered states of consciousness; education, research, and professionalism; emergency department management and administrative issues.

NURSING PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Biochemical basis of health and disease; cellular metabolism and genetic basis of health; developmental and genetic diseases; alterations in cell function (neoplasia) and tissue function (fibrosis); cellular role in immune response; cytopathology; the role of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance; inflammation and fever, infections, immune deficiencies and disorders, alterations in the digestive system, pulmonary system, cardiovascular systems, hematopoietic system, circulatory system, pulmonary system, digestive system, endocrine system (type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus), renal system, genitourinary and reproductive systems, neurological system;  musculoskeletal special sensory disorders; alterations in the integumentary system and the nervous system; parasitic diseases; environmental and nutritional pathology; cytopathology; the amyloidoses; histology; chronic disease—prevention and management


PHARMACOLOGY

Introduction to drug therapy; drug development and approval; drug classification; principles of drug administration; pharmacokinetic processes and bioavailability; pharmacodynamics; individualized medication considerations; pharmacology and the nursing process; ethics and laws related to pharmacology; pharmacotherapy; herbal and alternative treatments; addiction, self-medication, and substance abuse;  pharmacokinetic processes and bioavailability; common means of administration and activation; interpret dose response curves; drugs that affect the integumentary system, musculoskeletal system, and eyes/ears; drugs that affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, including drugs for hypertension; drugs for heart failure; drugs for dysrhythmias; drugs for coagulation disorders; drugs for shock; drugs for lipid disorders; drugs for hematopoietic disorders; drugs for pulmonary disorders; drugs to treat the gastrointestinal system: drugs for peptic ulcer disease; drugs for bowel disorders, nausea, and vomiting; drugs for nutritional disorders; drugs that treat disorders in endocrine and genitourinary systems, including pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal disorders; pancreatic disorders; conditions and disorders of the female reproductive system conditions and disorders of the male reproductive system, kidney disorders and diuretic therapy, fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders; drugs that treat the immune system, including drugs for inflammation, fever, and allergies, drugs for microbial infections, and antineoplastic drugs; drugs that affect the nervous system; autonomic controls and drugs that affect the autonomic nervous system; administration and effects of sedative-hypnotic drugs, anticonvulsant and psychotropic drugs, degenerative diseases of the central nervous system; drugs for local and general anesthesia; drugs for oncological disorders, vaccination


TEST PREP

Entrance Exams: TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills), NET (Nurse Entrance Test), NLN PAE (National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination); Licensure Exams: NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN


ALLIED HEALTH

INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD

History of medicine, law and ethics in the medical field, confidentiality and reportable incidents, role of reference materials, health care delivery systems, and a survey of allied health careers

ALLIED HEALTH ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Kinesiology, Anatomical Terms: position and direction, cavities and membranes, planes and sections, variability, regions, the relationship between structure and function; Chemistry of Organic Matter: organic compounds—carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), adenosine triphosphate (ATP)); Inorganic Compounds that Affect Homeostasis: waters, salts, acids, and bases); Vital Needs; Definition of Matter and Energy: molecules, compounds, mixtures, electrons, and classification of chemical bonds; Chemical Reactions: flow of energy, rate of reaction, reversibility, common chemical relationships, equations; Cells: structure and contributions to life, the fluid mosaic model of the membrane, permeability and membrane junctions, active and passive processes in membrane transport, resting membrane potential,  cell adhesion molecules, membrane receptors, voltage-sensitive membrane channel proteins; Cytoplasm: cytoplasmic organelles; The Nucleus: nucleoli, chromatin, the nuclear envelope; Life Cell-Division Cycle: resting, interphase, mitosis, cyklins, CDKs, protein synthesis, DNA’s other tasks, cytosolic protein degradation, apoptosis; Tissue: epithelial tissue, connective tissue, nervous tissue, muscle tissue, membranous lining (cutaneous membrane, mucous membrane, serous membrane), tissue repair; tissue development; Skeletal System: structure, location, and function, cartilage; structure, function, and classification of bones; gross and microscopic anatomy of bone; chemical composition of bone; pre-natal and post-natal development of bone; bone repair and remodeling; bone disorders; changes in bone throughout the lifespan; The Axial Skeleton: the skull, the vertebral column, the thoracic cage; The Appendicular Skeleton: the shoulder girdle (pectoral), upper limb, hip girdle (pelvis), lower limb, changes in the skeleton throughout the lifespan; Joints: classification, joint injuries, conditions and disorders, changes in joints throughout the lifespan; Muscles and Muscle Tissue: properties of muscle tissue, classification of muscle tissue, functions of muscle tissue; Skeletal Muscle: gross and microscopic anatomy, sliding filament model of contraction, physiology of skeletal muscle fibers, contraction of a skeletal muscle, muscle metabolism, force and muscle contraction, duration and velocity of muscle contraction, effect of exercise on muscles; Smooth Muscles: microscopic structure, function, contraction, and classification; The Muscle System: skeletal muscles and their movements; Nervous Tissue: histology, role of membrane, synapses, neurotransmitters and receptors, The Nervous System: changes in the nervous system throughout the lifespan; Central Nervous System (CNS): the brain, mental functions, protection, the spinal cord, CNS dysfunction, changes in the CNS throughout the lifespan; peripheral nervous system; autonomic nervous system; special senses; Integumentary System: epidermis; dermis; pigmentation; appendages of the skin—sweat glands, sebaceous glands, hairs and hair follicles, nails; functions—protection, body temperature regulation, cutaneous sensation, metabolism, blood reservoir, and excretion; changes in skin throughout the lifespan; skin cancer and burns; Endocrine System: hormones, pituitary gland and hypothalamus, thyroid gland,  adrenal gland, parathyroid glands, pineal gland, glands and tissues, changes in the endocrine system throughout the lifespan; Structures that Support Senses: structures of the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin; visual inputs, the proprioceptive sensors, the inner ear vestibular system, and the central nervous system; Cardiovascular System: blood, the heart, blood vessel structure and function, physiology of circulation; circulatory pathways; Lymphatic System: lymphatic vessels, lymphatic cells and tissues, lymph nodes, other lymphoid organs, changes in the lymphatic system throughout the lifespan; Nutrition and Metabolism: diet, metabolic reactions, major nutrients, metabolic states, role of the liver, changes in metabolism throughout the lifespan; The Urinary System: structure and function of the kidney, physiology, urine, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, micturition, changes in the urinary system throughout the lifespan; Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance: body fluids, ECF osmolality, electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, acidolsis vs. alkalosis; Reproductive System: anatomy and physiology of the male reproductive system; anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), changes in reproductive systems throughout the lifespan; Human Development: fertilization; embryonic development; fetal development; changes to anatomy, physiology, and metabolism during pregnancy; birth; adjustments to extrauterine life; lactation; reproductive technology and cloning; Genetics: variation, inheritance, environmental factors, nontraditional inheritance, genetic screening; Immune System: innate defenses, adaptive defenses; The Respiratory System: structure and function, mechanics of breathing, gas exchange, respiratory adjustments, respiratory disorders, changes in the respiratory system throughout the lifespan; Digestive System: structure, function, and physiology

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Elements of key medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms with emphasis on analysis, meaning, spelling, and pronunciation; acquisition and application of a medical vocabulary drawn from the specialties of medicine, the systems of the body, names of major diseases, and terms used in physical examination, diagnosis, and treatment.

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

Diagnostic medical sonography; vascular technology; nuclear medicine technology, or respiratory care; radiation biology and safety; computed tomography; surgical technology

PHARMACOLOGY

Introduction to drug therapy; drug development and approval; drug classification; principles of drug administration; pharmacokinetic processes and bioavailability; pharmacodynamics; individualized medication considerations; pharmacology and the nursing process; ethics and laws related to pharmacology; pharmacotherapy; herbal and alternative treatments; addiction, self-medication, and substance abuse;  pharmacokinetic processes and bioavailability; common means of administration and activation; interpret dose response curves; drugs that affect the integumentary system, musculoskeletal system, and eyes/ears; drugs that affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, including drugs for hypertension; drugs for heart failure; drugs for dysrhythmias; drugs for coagulation disorders; drugs for shock; drugs for lipid disorders; drugs for hematopoietic disorders; drugs for pulmonary disorders; drugs to treat the gastrointestinal system: drugs for peptic ulcer disease; drugs for bowel disorders, nausea, and vomiting; drugs for nutritional disorders; drugs that treat disorders in endocrine and genitourinary systems, including pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal disorders; pancreatic disorders; conditions and disorders of the female reproductive system conditions and disorders of the male reproductive system, kidney disorders and diuretic therapy, fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders; drugs that treat the immune system, including drugs for inflammation, fever, and allergies, drugs for microbial infections, and antineoplastic drugs; drugs that affect the nervous system; autonomic controls and drugs that affect the autonomic nervous system; administration and effects of sedative-hypnotic drugs, anticonvulsant and psychotropic drugs, degenerative diseases of the central nervous system; drugs for local and general anesthesia; drugs for oncological disorders, vaccination

PATHOLOGY

Classification of diseases, infectious disease and health, histology

NUTRITION AND DIETICS

Macronutrients, micronutrients, clinical nutrition for pain, research methods and applied statistics, phytotherapy, developmental nutrition, exercise physiology and sports nutrition, nutrition assessment, food science, therapeutic nutrition

HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Electronic health records, CPT-4 coding, capstone billing, management principles, insurance carriers, iCD-9 coding

MEDICAL ASSISTING

Basic radiography procedures, clinical procedures, medical laboratory procedures, pharmacology


TEST PREP

HOBET V (Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test); Health Occupations Aptitude Examination