Nursing Pharmacology is a website created to help nurses understand the use of drugs in patients with various health problems.
The administration of drugs or medicines, is a nursing activity that is carried out under medical prescription, in which the nurse (or) must reaffirm the knowledge and skills necessary to apply a drug to the patient; likewise, knowing how to evaluate the physiological factors, mechanisms of action and individual variables that affect the action of drugs, the types of prescriptions and routes of administration, as well as the legal aspects that involve the malpractice of drug administration.
The acts of the nurse towards the patient must guarantee the physical, psychological, social and moral integrity of the person. The medication administration process is a dependent activity carried out by the nursing professional, however, their intervention in this procedure is of vital importance. The nurse understands that she acquires an ethical commitment to the patient, since as a health professional she has the responsibility to preserve human life. The correct development of it implies the assurance of quality in patient care.
Under this vision of care and preservation of human life, and after an exhaustive bibliographical review, this website is available to students, nursing teachers, and nursing assistants, as a useful tool in the performance of their healthcare functions.
This pharmacological website contains information about the drugs used in patients with neurological, cardiovascular, renal, metabolic and oncological health problems, in order to facilitate understanding of the use of these drugs and direct responsible action. It also includes information on the nursing care process and its relationship with drug administration, brief information on the pathophysiology of the health problem, and proposes nursing diagnoses related to each type of drug administered. Nursing teachers will have an easy tool to explain the reason for the use of the drug in certain health problems. Finally, It is highlighted that the value of this guide lies in the nursing care and precautions that must be considered when each drug is administered, which are the result of a meticulous review of the drug’s pharmacodynamics. Some drugs can be used in different health problems, so they are once again considered so that their use can be better understood.