To be designated as fulfilling pharmacology requirements for ANRP prescriptive authority, a presentation should include the following content.

Course content may include but not be limited to:

  • Evaluating between drug and non-drug therapy or the appropriate com ination of modalities.etermining the most appropriate and specific agent based upon assessment of the individual's current needs and underlying health problem.
  • Monitoring for therapeutic and adverse effects of drug therapy.
  • Preventing and minimizing adverse drug effects and, when necessary, appropriately treating these reactions.
  • Providing information to patients in order to help the patient better comply with the therapeutic regimen.
  • Understanding and complying with state and federal regulations.
  • Recognizing when consusltation and referral are necessary.

Examples of topics of acceptable pharmacology courses include, but are not limited to:

  • General principles of pharmacology.
  • Indications for use/contraindications.
  • Interactions, side effects, adverse effects.
  • Dosing.
  • Routes of administration.
  • Individualization of drug therapy based on age, health status and other factors.
  • Risk vs benefit factors.
  • Compliance.

*Source: Guidelines for Acceptable Courses for ARNP PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORIZATION Approved by the Washington State Board of Nursing, DOH669-173 (10/90), State of Washington Department of Health, P.O. Box 1099, Olympia, WA  98507-1099, PH (360) 664-4211.