(Answered) NURS 6521 Week 9 Discussion; Womens and Mens Health, Infectious Disease, and Hematologic Disorders


NURS 6521 Advanced Pharmacology

As an advanced practice nurse, you will likely experience patient encounters with complex comorbidities. For example, consider a female patient who is pregnant who also presents with hypertension, diabetes, and has a recent tuberculosis infection. How might the underlying pathophysiology of these conditions affect the pharmacotherapeutics you might recommend to help address your patient’s health needs? What education strategies might you recommend for ensuring positive patient health outcomes?

For this Discussion, you will be assigned a patient case study and will consider how to address the patient’s current drug therapy plans. You will then suggest recommendations on how to revise these drug therapy plans to ensure effective, safe, and quality patient care for positive patient health outcomes.

To Prepare

  • 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.


Women’s and Men’s Health, Infectious Disease, and Hematologic Disorders

The patient in the provided case study is 68 years old male, admitted for community- acquired pneumonia (CAP) for 3 days, with a history of diabetes, HTN, COPD, and hyperlipidemia. The patient is currently on antibiotic therapy with ceftriaxone and azithromycin for the 3 days of admission with improving health status. He is allergic to penicillin. He is however unable to eat currently with signs of nausea and vomiting but still overweight with a BMI of 29.8. This discussion elaborates on the patient’s current treatment plan and the necessary adjustments needed to ensure effective, safe, and quality patient care.

Health Needs of the Patient

The primary health need for the patient is community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) which is an infection of the parenchyma of the lung acquired outside the hospital environment. Antibiotic therapy is considered the first line for the management of CAP (Shoushtari & Nugent, 2020).………please click the icon below to purchase full answer at $10