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AGV 140 - Veterinary Pharmacology

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course is designed to provide advanced knowledge in specific drug classification, usage and effects. This course will outline the technician’s role and responsibilities in the pharmacy with regards to regulation of drugs, categories of drugs, labeling prescriptions, controlled drug logs, legal use of drugs, client education, calculations, measurement and compliance with manufacturer recommendations.
Prerequisite: AGV 134 , AGV 109  , AGV 151 , AGV 166 , AGV 932  
Competencies
  1. Outline common delivery systems of drugs.
    1. Demonstrate parenteral, enteral and local applications.
    2. Discuss pros and cons of parenteral, enteral and local applications.
    3. Discuss possible combinations of usage.
  2. Characterize common drug uses in veterinary medicine.
    1. Demonstrate the ability to read manufacturer labels and follow manufacturer instructions.
    2. Discuss various targeted body systems of application.
    3. Discuss safety in veterinary drug dispensing.
    4. Determine cost-plus of various treatments.
  3. Discuss common interactions of drugs.
    1. Define synergistic activity.
    2. Define antagonistic activity.
    3. Define complementary activity.
  4. Determine desired response.
    1. Demonstrate calculations for doses.
    2. Describe conversion factors for different species.
    3. Demonstrate proper monitoring of therapeutic response.
  5. Demonstrate proper dispensing.
    1. Discuss proper counting techniques.
    2. Dispense drugs with required labeling information.
    3. Discuss labeled use vs. extra label use.
  6. Illustrate the Doctor - Patient - Client relationship.
    1. Discuss legal purchase of biological, therapeutics and pesticides.
    2. Discuss regulated categories, over the counter vs. prescription and controlled substances.
    3. Demonstrate proper use of pharmaceutical terminology and abbreviations.
    4. Discuss dispensing instruction with client.
  7. Construct groups and categoreis of drugs.
    1. Describe the drug’s most common use.
    2. Describe the drug’s method of action.
    3. Describe the drug’s contraindications.
    4. Describe the drug’s adverse side effects.
  8. Break down accurate veterinary pharmaceutical record keeping.
    1. Demonstrate accurate recording of in a patient record.
    2. Demonstrate the proper recording needed for controlled substance dispensing.
    3. Demonstrate the proper inventory procedures for controlled substances.
  9. Examine use of chemotherapy explain common interactions of drugs.
    1. Define proper dosage methods.
    2. Discuss potential sever adverse reactions.
    3. Review information regarding human safety.



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