Psychotropic Medications and Neurotransmitters
By Lucie Cutler
In this animated object, learners examine how psychotropic medications act on neurotransmitter systems to achieve their desired effect.
Learners read about the role of water, the basic physiology of water balance, and the effects of dehydration particularly on elderly clients. Tips for maintaining proper hydration are presented. In an interactive exercise, students calculate how much fluid a client needs based on his/her age, health, and weight.
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In this interactive and animated object, learners examine the action of insulin and other antidiabetic medications. In a drag-and-drop exercise, learners match oral agents with the action they perform. In a separate activity, learners answer questions about the onset of action for different types of insulin.
This is a great way to learn because it involves more senses. Nursing students need to learn so much and it is impossible to have praxis for all theory, this kind of resource helps. According to various research, we remember 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see graphically, 50% of what we see and hear, 70% of what we discuss with others, 80% of what we experience personally and 90% of what we say and do (cited Smith T. 2009, An Incomplete Guide: Engaging primary care physicians in primary care improvement. BCMA.p.12).Posted by margie wiebe on 11/7/2009 12:00:00 AM Reply