WEEK 4 Assignment: Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders
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Week 4 Assignment
Week 4: Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders
Welcome to Week 4! Hope you had a great weekend.
As an APRN, you will likely encounter patients presenting with symptoms affecting the GI tract. However, most symptoms concerning the GI tract are non-specific and therefore, diagnosis requires thoughtful and careful investigation. Similarly, hepatobiliary disorders may also mirror many of the signs and symptoms that patients present when suffering from GI disorders.
How might you tease out specific signs and symptoms between these potential disorders and body systems? What drug therapy plans will best address these disorders for your patients?
This week you will examine diagnoses for patients with potential GI and hepatobiliary disorders. You will also develop a drug therapy plan based on patient history and diagnosis.
What do I have to do? When do I have to do it?
Review your Learning Resources Days 1-7, Week 4
Assignment: Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders
Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 4.
By Day 7 of Week 4 (by Sunday, 11:59 pm MT)
Write a 1-page paper that addresses the following:
1. Explain your diagnosis for the patient, including your rationale for the diagnosis.
2. Describe an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patient’s history, diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed.
3. Justify why you would recommend this drug therapy plan for this patient. Be specific and provide examples.
Case study assigned:
Patient HL comes into the clinic with the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The patient has a history of drug abuse and possible Hepatitis C. HL is currently taking the following prescription drugs:
· Synthroid 100 mcg daily
· Nifedipine 30 mg daily
· Prednisone 10 mg daily