July 28, 2021 Comment off
An undergrad physiology professor of mine once said “Many people say men and women are the same, but there is a Vas Deferens between us” Students with last names beginning with A-M please do case study 1: HH is a 68 yo M who has been admitted to the medical ward with community-acquired pneumonia for the past 3 days. His PMH is significant for COPD, HTN, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. He remains on empiric antibiotics, which include ceftriaxone 1 g IV qday (day 3) and azithromycin 500 mg IV qday (day 3). Since admission, his clinical status has improved, with decreased oxygen requirements. He is not tolerating a diet at this time with complaints of nausea and vomiting. Ht: 5’8” Wt: 89 kg, Allergies: Penicillin (rash)
· Review the Resources for this module and reflect on the different health needs and body systems presented.
· Your Instructor will assign you a complex case study to focus on for this Discussion.
· Consider how you will practice critical decision making for prescribing appropriate drugs and treatment to address the complex patient health needs in the patient case study you selected.
By Day 3 of Week 9
Post a brief description of your patient’s health needs from the patient case study you assigned. Be specific. Then, explain the type of treatment regimen you would recommend for treating your patient, including the choice or pharmacotherapeutics you would recommend and explain why. Be sure to justify your response. Explain a patient education strategy you might recommend for assisting your patient with the management of their health needs. Be specific and provide examples.