Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-515-173 055806 Respiratory Pharmacology
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-515-173 RESPIRATORY PHARMACOLOGY...examines basic pharmacology principles, drug dosage, and calculations. Medications for inhalation including mucolytics, bronchodilators, and anti-inflammatories. Also includes cardiac drugs, anesthetic drugs, neuromuscular blockers, and antimicrobials. Emphasis is placed on promotion of evidence-based practice using established clinical practice guidelines and published research for its relevance to patient care. (Prerequisite: 10-806-177, General Anatomy & Physiology)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Apply basic pharmacology principles to medication management
  2. Compare and contrast drug forms, routes of administration and vehicles
  3. Calculate medication dosage
  4. Examine the pharmacodynamics of mucolytics, expectorants, surfactants, and antitussives
  5. Examine the pharmacodynamics of bronchodilators
  6. Examine the pharmacodynamics of anti-inflammatories, steroidal and non steroidal
  7. Examine the pharmacodynamics of cardiac drugs, vasodilators, vasoconstrictors, diuretics
  8. Examine the pharmacodynamics of anesthetics, muscle blockers, analgesics, sedatives, hynotics, and tranquilizers
  9. Examine the pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials, antivirals, antiinfectives, and vaccines