Dexamethasone is my drug this week It is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Dexamethasone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. This will be done weekly and according to what we will be studying for that week, and will begin Week 2, and end Week 9. Each student will be responsible for preparing one presentation on pharmacological management of the disease or pharmacological applications of a drug or group of drugs. Each student will clearly write a title for this topic. Examples are Pharmacological Management of Deep Vein Thrombosis and/or Pulmonary Embolisms Using Anticoagulants/Thrombolytics and Nursing Implications or Pharmacological Effects of Anti-hypertensive Medications in the Management of Hypertension and Nursing Implications. Nursing Implications are the nursing related consequences and what you as the nurse should be looking for in the treatment and care of your patient. Students must get their title approved by the professor before the deadline shown in your schedule. Unapproved titles will not be accepted The presentation must identify the Pharmacodynamic properties and actual/potential effects on the patient.