Deborah Armstrong

Part Time Lecturer

Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult




Dion 318A





Interrelationship of human systems and illness effects on the individual as a whole. Students examine prototypic concepts and patterns related to clinical physiology using current texts and research literature. The pathophysiology of various body processes such as oxygenation, perfusion, digestion, elimination, and defense are considered. Prototypic diseases relative to each system are discussed as well as selected physiologic responses to treatment modalities. The dynamics of stress, ischemia, dyspnea, and pain are presented, Students analyze the physiological problems of clients in depth.

Provides advanced knowledge of pharmacologic agents related to advanced nursing practice across the lifespan. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of a wide range of pharmacologic agents are considered. Patient motivation and adherence to regimes, individual responses to therapeutic regimens, and patient teaching will be explored. Clinical pharmacological concerns related to psychological, aging, psychosocial, economic, cultural, ethical, and legal factors will be addressed.

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