Nov 24, 2020  
Catalog/Handbook 2019-2020 
Catalog/Handbook 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIM 1442 - Pharmacology for Health Information Management Professionals

2 hours Lecture, 2 credits
Lower-Division College Credit
AA Elective: No
This course provides an overview of the actions and side effects of the most commonly prescribed drugs and introduces the laboratory tests utilized in medicine. This includes a study of therapeutic drugs, as well as the indications and contraindications associated with drug therapy and related disease processes. This course introduces terms (by body system), used by healthcare practitioners to describe laboratory, radiology, and pathology procedures, as well as pharmacological products. Antibiotics, antiviral drugs, IV fluids, blood products, anesthetics, and chemotherapeutic agents are covered. The student practices abstracting key information from the medical record to assist and improve physician documentation and to ensure all valid conditions are coded.

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