PHM351H1: Pharmacotherapy in Institutional Care


Institutional pharmacists are accountable for addressing drug therapy needs with patients in an inpatient environment. Students will learn to apply therapeutics that are commonly seen when caring for a hospitalized patient. Some of the topics included are: IV therapeutics (fluid and electrolytes), acute pain management, VTE prophylaxis, diabetic ketoacidosis and in-hospital management of diabetes, perioperative medication management. Topics may include a brief introduction to critical care and some aspects of emergency medicine. Aspects of patient and medication safety will be integrated into the course.