Pharmacology

Pharmacology

Engage students with conversation-based learning

Shadow Health’s patient cases are designed for students to practice communicating with and examining their virtual patients, as well as providing them the opportunity to document their findings, all while synthesizing the data and information they have discovered during the interaction.


In each pharmacology scenario, nursing students use their growing knowledge of pharmacology, and learn how to think critically at every stage of patient interaction. The patients whom students work with are just as complex as the ones they will care for in clinicals, and will help increase confidence and familiarity with medications that are common in professional practice. As they get to know each patient--from their medical conditions to their personalities--students will be able to apply pharmacological principles through interactive learning that goes far beyond thought exercises and multiple choice questions.

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Pharmacology Digital Standardized  Patients

In each patient scenario, students apply pharmacological principles through interactive learning that goes far beyond thought exercises and multiple choice questions.

Students practice the medication administration process, building on experiences and understanding of course content as they work up to a complex patient case. As students complete each patient scenario, they establish mental models that will translate to real world practice and develop critical thinking skills to improve patient safety.

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Through Shadow Health's Concept Labs, students explore common disease states and the medications used to treat them. For each key therapeutic class, students visualize the mechanism of action and intended as well as unintended effects. These Concept Labs are flexible learning tools full of rich visuals and animations, as well as dynamic comprehension checks. There are currently three Concept Labs available in the Pharmacology DCE -- Anti-Asthmatics, Antihypertensives, and Antidiabetics.

Basic Medication Math

Each medication math activity increases patient safety by improving student competency in medication calculation. Students solve medication calculation questions that relate to medications ordered in the Basic, Intermediate, and Complex patient scenarios.

Shadow Health provides immediate feedback to students, which includes two-strike scoring and worked examples for each question.

Basic Medication Math
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