Introduction to Patho Pharm 1

Course Syllabus
Lab Values
Patho Pharm 1 drug review for the final
Topics Include:

  • Pathophysiology Terms and Concepts
  • Pharmacology Terms and Concepts

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Test 2

Expect at least one question on each drug class. Usually on the big things talked about, so for example

  • Vanco: what makes it special, what is it used for, how is it absorbed, major adverse effects, how is it given and monitored
  • Flagyl: what is it used for, what’s the major adverse effect, what is the major interaction
  • Linezolid: what is it used for? What is the major interaction, what are the food issues?

Understand the four basic mechanisms of bacterial resistance
Understand the CDC recommendations to reduce bacterial resistance
Know the difference between colonization and infection
Know the local and systemic signs and symptoms of infection
Know the WBC levels and Neutrophils/Bands
Know the difference between shift left/right
Why is strep throat a big deal?
What are the alternatives to penicillin?
C. diff, causes and treatments
The less time we spent on a drug, the fewer questions will likely be on it.
UTI types and drugs
Know the types of Hepatitis, how they’re transmitted, which ones can become chronic, and which ones have a vaccine

There will be a question on this new Hepatis C drug:
http://www.everydayhealth.com/hepatitis/1209/new-hepatitis-c-drug-approv...

Here are the flu articles that I mentioned:
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/swine_flu_in_perspective.html
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/10/swine_flu_panic_in_perspective.html

Test 3
~60 questions
Half immune/inflammation and Half pain
Also about half patho, half pharm

Generally speaking there will be at least one question on every major topic:
So for the immune system things like:

  • Fluid balance (edema control)
  • Inflammatory mediators
  • Complement
  • WBCs of various types
  • Differences between T cells
  • Life cycle of a T cell
  • Same for B cells
  • Four types of antibodies and purpose of each type
  • Four functions of antibodies
  • Types of vaccines
  • Septic Shock
  • DIC
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Wound healing
  • How the immune and inflammatory side work together
  • Pain Tolerance/Threshold
  • Acute/Chronic Pain
  • Steps in pain process
  • Principles of Pain management
  • Addiction
  • All the drugs

Some things in the reading/podcasts that you should know that we did not cover in class
Pyrogens
Lab tests for inflammation
Article on IV Acetaminophen
Finally, Do the So You Think You’re Good Quiz on my website (through pain)

Introduction 01

Personal Introductions, Housekeeping, Study Tips

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Midterm Review 1

By this point, you have absorbed an overwhelming amount of knowledge. The review goes back and recaps and hopefully puts some of it into perspective. Includes working through some of the electrolyte worksheet problems.

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Introduction 02

Basic pathophysiological concepts including etiology, pathogenesis, morphology, and clinical manifestations.

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Midterm Review 2

By this point, you have absorbed an overwhelming amount of knowledge. The review goes back and recaps and hopefully puts some of it into perspective.

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Introduction 03

Introduction to Pharmacological principles.

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Introduction 04

Continuing Pharmacological Principles including pharmacokinetics and factors affecting the intensity of the drug response.

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Introduction 05

Introduction to Pharmacological Principles: nursing responsibilities.

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Introduction 06

Introduction to Pharmacology: Legal aspects of drug approval, controlled substances, and drug development.

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Introduction 07

Introduction to Pharmcology: Ways Drugs cross membranes.

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Introduction 08

Introduction to Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics: Absorption, Routes of Administration

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Introduction 09

Introduction to Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics: Distribution, Protein Binding.

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Introduction 10

Introduction to Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics: Metabolism, Cytochrome P-450, nutrition implications.

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Introduction 11

Introduction to Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics: Excretion, Renal function, creatinine, creatinine clearance, effect of age.

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Introduction 12

Introduction to Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics, Mechanism of action, therapeutic range, therapeutic index, efficacy, potency.

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Introduction 13

Therapeutic Index and Range, Herbal Interactions, Iatrogenic, Tolerance
Medical errors

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