This course presents pharmacological principles as applied to the clinical practice of anesthesia. Topics include pharmacodynamics, anesthetic agents, accessory drugs, and drug interactions. Competence Statement: Knows specific anesthesia drugs and their use and interactions.
- Describe the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles of drug action.
- Illustrate the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and uses of anesthetic agents.
- Illustrate the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and applications of accessory drugs used in anesthesia.
- Illustrate the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of non-anesthetic drugs commonly used in clinical practice, as well as their potential interactions with anesthetic agents.