Practice critical decision making for prescribing appropriate drugs

  • Select a complex case study to focus on for this discussion (below).
  • 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.
  • You will pick 1 case to discuss for your initial post during week 9. Then complete 2 response posts during week 10; be sure to discuss both cases.

Post a description of your patient’s health needs from the patient case study you selected. Be specific. Then, explain the type of treatment regimen you would recommend for treating your patient, including specific medications. 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.

You must make at least a reference to course materials and two outside sources in your initial posting (At least 3 sources for initial posts). You will respond to your colleagues’ posts in Week 10.

 

case study 1

CASE STUDY 2

A 46-year-old, 230lb woman with a family history of breast cancer. She is up to date on yearly mammograms.  She has a history of HTN. She complains of hot flushing, night sweats, and genitourinary symptoms.  She had felt well until 1 month ago and she presented to her gynecologist for her annual gyn examination and to discuss her symptoms.  She has a history of ASCUS about 5 years ago on her pap, other than that, Pap smears have been normal. Home medications are Norvasc 10mg qd and HCTZ 25mg qd. Her BP today is 150/90.  She has regular monthly menstrual cycles. Her LMP was 1 month ago.