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Understanding Drug Metabolism and Elimination

Understanding Drug Metabolism and Elimination

Understanding Drug Metabolism and Elimination

Georgina Casey
Georgina Casey
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Launch date: 15 Jan 2018
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Last updated: 05 Sep 2019

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Termination of drug action is an essential step in drug therapy. One of the key roles of the liver is to alter the chemical structure of foreign compounds—drugs and other toxins—allowing their excretion from the body. Drug metabolism occurs in two phases. These may be affected by developmental stage and age, by disease processes such as liver- or heart-failure or by the presence of other drugs or foods. Excretion of drugs is mainly through the kidneys and is also subject to variation. Understanding of the processes involved in drug elimination allows nurses to provide effective and safe care to patients with complex medication regimes.

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On completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the events occurring during phase I and phase II metabolism.

2. Describe the renal handling of drugs and factors that affect drug excretion.

3. Discuss the effects of developmental stage, ageing and disease on drug metabolism and excretion.

4. Outline examples of types of drug-drug and drug-food interactions that affect elimination of drugs.
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Georgina Casey
on behalf of CPD4nurses

CPD4nurses assists nurses in meeting their professional development requirements by providing affordable, convenient and professionally written learning activities. We offer straightforward and insightful activities on topics that support fundamental practice.

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