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Pharmacology Exam 2 Study Guide
Pharmacology Exam 2 Study Guide

Be able to calculate a conversion of NPH insulin to insulin glargine
Know the mechanism of action, side-effect profile, and contraindications for all classes of diabetic medications
Recognizing, evaluating, and managing hypoglycemia in diabetic patients
Which oral medication class is likely to cause hypoglycemia?
What are potential side effects SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 agonists?
Know the difference between the various classes of insulin and when to prescribe each class
How would the nurse practitioner formulate starting a patient on insulin (type 1 and type 2)?
Be knowledgeable how to treat gestational diabetes
Which antibiotics are safe in pregnancy for management of common infections?
Management of viral versus bacterial infections
Be aware of side effects and safety profile of antibiotics to include sulfonamide, tetracyclines, fluroquinolones, aminoglycosides, cephalosporins
Which medication class is used for Lyme disease, anthrax, and typhoid fever?
Know antibiotic choices for common infections
Review treatment of fungal and viral infections
Understand bactericidal versus bacteriostatic and the drug classes
Be able to define how antibacterial medications work and explain bacterial resistance

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