The practicing Cardiovascular Perfusionist must have a thorough understanding of the concepts and application of pharmacology in clinical practice. This must include but not be limited to: understanding drug delivery, dosages, mechanism of action, and safety of use. Also included in this course will be concepts related to Cardiac Anaesthesia and the care of the cardiac patient in the OR setting.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of PERF 7100 for the Fall 2022 term.
Tue Sep 06 - Fri Dec 16 (15 weeks)
- 15 weeks
- CRN 42233
Class meeting times
|Sep 06 - Dec 16||N/A||N/A||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
- Departmental approval needed
This is an online course requiring computer and internet access. This course is reserved for students who have been accepted into the Cardiovascular Perfusion Advanced Specialty Certificate program. Textbooks will be available for purchase at the BCIT Burnaby Campus Bookstore approximately six weeks before the start of term. Your Program Assistant will be in contact with you via email with course registration details prior to the course start date. For PTS Perfusion inquiries, please contact: email@example.com
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe Medical Terminology as related to pharmacology.
- Analyze drug dosages, drug interactions and how drug specificity relates to drug receptors.
- Explain nomenclature of drugs.
- Describe routes of administration .
- Differentiate Pharmaceutical and Pharmacokinetic phase and their components.
- Categorize the concepts of Bioavailability/Biological Availability.
- Discuss Pharmacodynamic phase and its components.
- Differentiate the terms efficacy/affinity/agonist/antagonist in pharmacology.
- Compare the terms potency/ED50/LD50 and therapeutic index.
- Analyze neuronal action potential and synaptic transmission.
- Describe the 2 functional braches of the ANS and their receptors.
- Outline the role of cAMP/gAMP.
- Differentiate the anaesthesia/analgesia/amnesia/sedation.
- Contrast the actions of induction/intubation/ventilation.
- Outline the use of opioids in anaesthesia.
- Assess the uses of:
- IV anaesthetics
- benzodiazepines in anaesthesia
- neuromuscular relaxants in anaesthesia
- inhalation agents in anaesthesia
- Assess Malignant Hyperthermia and its treatment.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016
Cardiac Anaesthesia and Clinical Pharmacology 1 (PERF 7100) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Health Sciences
- Cardiovascular Perfusion
Advanced Certificate Part-time
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