Pharmacology and Drug Administration

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  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

The medical and allied health profession is a rapidly changing entity. Historically, it was the domain of the physician or radiologist to administer drugs during an imaging procedure. However, it is becoming more common for imaging technologists to administer pharmacological agents, mainly contrast media, during a radiological examination. Imaging technologists have had to acquire more skills to cope with the added responsibility of being, in the absence of a physician, the lead healthcare provider during interventional imaging procedures. read more »»

Some radiographic examinations involve the administration of intravenous (IV) contrast media, and it is becoming more common for radiologic technologists to administer the pharmacological agent, rather than the physician or radiologist. Therefore it is important for the technologist to have a basic understanding of pharmacology principles and how to perform IV cannulation. Although the abilities gained at a tertiary institution may have been adequate in the past, it is now imperative for a technologist to update his or her skills to adapt to changes in professional practice.

Therefore, this simulation course teaches you about pharmacology and the role of the radiologic technologist in administering drugs for radiologic procedures. Read about the procedures, watch the video demonstration, and explore the relevant anatomy. The online simulator, available in test and practice mode, provides a safe environment to learn and practice the steps for venous cannulation. This module is an ideal resource if you are studying for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registry exams.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • How to describe basic pharmacological principles
  • Different routes of drug administration
  • To explain the concepts of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • The role of a radiologic technologist in administering pharmacological agents to patients
  • How to identify adverse reactions and how to respond in a medical emergency

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