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Carol A. Landis
PHARM 515
Seattle Campus

Pharmacotherapeutics for Acute/Critical Illness

Analysis of issues that impact the assessment, prescription, and evaluation of pharmacotherapeutic regimes for patients who are acutely or critically ill. Current research, clinical contextual considerations, and pharmacotherapeutic principles are emphasized as the basis for decisions relevant to the management of pharmacotherapy in acute care clinical practice.

Class description

This course contains current information on the pharmacologic management of various conditions for persons with acute and critical illness. The speakers in the course are clinical pharmacists, physicians, and nurse practitioners.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

We will be using a combination of in class lectures and lectures available by videotape or via the web (videostream). The midterm examination will be given through internet access and will not be given in class. The final exam will be on campus according to the university final schedule.

Recommended preparation

Completion of Pharmacy 514.

Class assignments and grading

Attending lecture in person or accessing the lecture material from the internet or by videotapes available for check out. You will have one assignment to find and provide a summary of a recent article, published in the last year that describes the current pharmacologic management of a condition discussed in the course. The course syllabus has more details and is available on the School of Nursing Website.

Grades are based on submission of the submission of the article and annotation, and the results of the midterm and final examination.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Carol A. Landis
Date: 09/24/2003