Aspirin Therapy Updated 2020
The goal of this course is to instruct the professional nurse in the application of acetylsalicylic acid (the drug commonly known as aspirin); its many benefits and usage, and the possible side effects associated with aspirin therapy. The course will explain how acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) works, dosing instructions, and drug interactions associated with aspirin usage. Included in the course will be a brief history on aspirin and how it was used initially.

Course Publication Date: July 21, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:AT072120
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Learning Objectives
  • Name 4 objectives for using aspirin.

  • State the rationale for using aspirin as a cardiac drug.

  • Explain how aspirin reduces elevated temperatures.

  • Describe how aspirin relieves pain and inflammation.

  • Name 4 health conditions in which an aspirin a day could increase health risks.

  • List 4 possible side effects of daily aspirin therapy.

  • Name 5 medications that can interact with aspirin.

  • List at least 3 dietary supplements that can potentiate aspirin therapy.

  • Discuss different recommended aspirin dosages for adults and children.

  • State 2 possible adverse effects of aspirin therapy and viral infections in children.


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