NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions

NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions

Week 1 discussion

Discussion Part I: Scope of Practice, Credentialing, and Negotiation

Note: In this course, some Discussions will have two parts: Part I will consist of a specific topic related to the week’s content. Part II will consist of a pharmacology review of approximately 250 words. Please submit each posting separately but within the same Discussion thread. You will be assessed on your posting and responses to both parts.

As medical care evolves, so does the role and scope of practice of the advanced practice nurse in acute care settings. When providing patient care, however, you, as an advanced practice nurse, must always ensure that you are working within the scope of practice outlined by your state’s laws and institution’s regulations. For this Discussion, you examine these laws and regulations and consider how they might affect your future clinical practice, consider the credentialing process for your area, and discuss negotiation techniques you may use in a job search.

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To prepare: Locate a collaborative practice agreement. Based on this agreement, consider the scope of practice of an advanced practice nurse in your state. Locate and select at least two hospitals where you would be interested in working at once you obtain your licensure. Locate the hospitals’ credentialing documents and investigate the scope of practice at each hospital. Note: All hospitals do not have the same scope of practice even if they are located within the same city and state. Consider how the laws and regulations of the state and hospitals might affect your practice with medical and surgical patients in acute care settings. Think about how you would negotiate your first Advanced Practice role. Consider issues such as salary range, Continueing Medical Education (CME), license and DEA costs, insurance, hours, on call requirements, etc.

Post on or before Day 3 an explanation of the scope of practice of advanced practice nurses, as outlined in the collaborative practice agreement. Then, identify the two hospitals of interest that you selected. Based on the credentialing documents, explain the scope of practice for acute care advanced practice nurses at each hospital. Explain how this might affect your practice in terms of caring for medical and surgical patients in acute care settings (i.e., medical treatments, procedures you can perform, interpreting diagnostics, etc.). Finally, describe job negotiation considerations. NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions.

Note: To support your Discussion post, you must include references (with URL links) from the state and the hospitals you selected. Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses. Respond on or before Day 6 to at least two of your colleagues on 2 different days who selected a different state or hospital from yours. Share additional insights or alternative perspectives.

Discussion Part II: Pharmacology

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

To prepare: Read the following articles to enhance your knowledge of commonly prescribed medications: Chalikonda, S. A. (2009). Alpha2-adrenergic agonists and their role in the prevention of perioperative adverse cardiac events. AANA Journal, 77(2), 103–108. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Frankenstein, L., Katus, H. A., Grundtvig, M., Hole, T., de Blois, J., Schellberg, D., … Agewall, S. (2013). Association between spironolactone added to beta-blockers and ACE inhibition and survival in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction: A propensity score-matched cohort study. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 69(10), 1747–1755. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Hao, G., Wang, Z., Guo, R., Chen, Z., Wang, X., Zhang, L., & Li, W. (2014). Effects of ACEI/ARB in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 14, 148. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Levy, P. D., Laribi, S., & Mebazaa, A. (2014). Vasodilators in acute heart failure: Review of the latest studies. Current Emergency and Hospital Medicine Reports, 2(2), 126–132. Shi, C. (2013). Blood pressure lowering efficacy of alpha blockers for primary hypertension. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 11(3), 204–205. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Tocci, G., Battistoni, A., Passerini, J., Musumeci, M. B., Francia, P., Ferrucci, A., & Volpe, M. (2015). Calcium channel blockers and hypertension. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 20(2), 121–130. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Toppen, W., Sareh, S., Satou, N., Shemin, R., Hunter, C., Buch, E., & Benharash, P. (2014). Do preoperative ?-blockers improve postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery? Challenging societal guidelines. American Surgeon, 80(10), 1018–1021. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Wang, A. (2012). Efficacy of class III antiarrhythmics and magnesium combination therapy for atrial fibrillation. Pharmacy Practice, 10(2), 65–71. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions. All of the following groups of medications are commonly prescribed in the acute care setting. Choose one of the topics below to discuss. If it is a medication group, select a specific drug within that group. (This is a good way to prepare for clinical practice, because you will get to know the drugs you will prescribe for patients.). Focus your discussion on the hospital or ICU setting and IV usage. Alpha agonists Alpha blockers Beta blockers Antiarrhythmics Calcium channel Vasodilators ACE versus BBlocker with spironolactone in CHF ACE versus ARB

Note: When sharing your initial post, select a topic that has not yet been discussed. If all topics have been discussed, then you may select that topic again, but select a different drug within the medication group. For this Discussion, address 1 of the following options. Post by Day 3: Option 1: Post a description of a patient you have taken care of (inpatient as an RN, or as an NP student) who has been prescribed the medication you selected. Include the scenario, indication, dosing, complications, and outcome. Then explain whether or not you would have ordered the same drug and same dose. Option 2: Conduct an evidence-based drug search on the drug you selected and post an explanation of any possible issues. Are there any drug interactions? Any black box warnings? NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions. To what type of patient would you prescribe this medication? Option 3: Post an explanation of the properties of the drug you selected, including usages and dosing in the hospital or ICU. Describe a patient to whom you would prescribe this medication.

NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions – Week 2 discussion

Discussion Part I: Limitations and Challenges

From providing ongoing assessments to monitoring for complications and facilitating recovery, advanced practice nurses who care for patients in perioperative environments experience a unique set of limitations and challenges. Reflecting on your experiences in this complex and critical environment will help you develop your professional competency and prepare you for your future role as an advanced practice nurse. In this week’s Discussion, you consider limitations and challenges of clinical practice in perioperative care settings. NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions.

To prepare: Reflect on this week’s clinical experiences. Consider one limitation or challenge you encountered. Think about how you overcame this limitation or challenge and how this might affect your future practice in pre- and post-operative care settings. Post on or before Day 3 a description of at least one limitation or challenge you encountered during your clinical experience this week. Explain how you overcame this limitation or challenge and how this might affect your future practice. NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions. Note: If you refer to a patient in your Discussions or Assignments, be sure to use a pseudonym or other false form of identification. This is to ensure the privacy and protection of the patient. Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses. Respond on or before Day 6 to two colleagues by sharing additional insights or alternative perspectives.

Discussion Part II: Pharmacology

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

To prepare: Read the following articles to enhance your knowledge of commonly prescribed medications: Ando, S., Yasugi, D., Matsumoto, T., Kanata, S., & Kasai, K. (2014). Serious outcomes associated with overdose of medicines containing barbiturates for treatment of insomnia. Psychiatry Clinical Neuroscience, 68(9), 721. Dassanayake, T. L., Jones, A. L., Michie, P. T., Carter, G. L., McElduff, P., Stokes, B. J., & Whyte, I. M. (2012). Risk of road traffic accidents in patients discharged following treatment for psychotropic drug overdose: A self-controlled case series study in Australia. CNS Drugs 26(3), 269–276. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Kulick, D., & Deen, D. (2011). Specialized nutrition support. American Family Physician, 83(2), 173–183. Retrieved from http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p173.html Martini, D. I., Nacca, N., Haswell, D., Cobb, T., & Hodgman, M. (2015). Serotonin syndrome following metaxalone overdose and therapeutic use of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Clinical Toxicology 53(3), 185–187. Robinson, A., & Wermeling, D. P. (2014). Intranasal naloxone administration for treatment of opioid overdose. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 71(24), 2129–2135. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Thomas, D. R. (2013). Total parenteral nutrition (TPN). In The Merck Manual Professional Edition. Retrieved from http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/nutritional_disorders/nutritional_support/total_parenteral_nutrition_tpn.html All of the following groups of medications are commonly prescribed in the acute care setting. Choose one of the topics below to discuss. If it is a medication group, select a specific drug within that group. (This is a good way for you to prepare for clinical practice, because you will get to know the drugs you will prescribe for patients.). Focus your discussion on the hospital or ICU setting and IV usage. KPhos, bicarb, calcium, magnesium Iron, folic acid, B12 Diamox Macrolides Muinolones/mluoroquinolone Cephalosporins, 4th and 5th generation Aminoglycosides Carbapenems Lipopeptide Tigecycline Note: When sharing your initial post, select a topic that has not yet been discussed. If all topics have been discussed, then you may select that topic again, but select a different drug within the medication group. For this Discussion, address 1 of the following options. Post by Day 3: Option 1: Post a description of a patient you have taken care of (inpatient as an RN, or as an NP student) who has been prescribed the medication you selected. Include the scenario, indication, dosing, complications, and outcome. Then explain whether or not you would have ordered the same drug and same dose. NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions. Option 2: Conduct an evidence-based drug search on the drug you selected and post an explanation of any possible issues. Are there any drug interactions? Any black box warnings? To what type of patient would you prescribe this medication? Option 3: Post an explanation of the properties of the drug you selected, including usages and dosing in the hospital or ICU. Discuss a patient to whom you would prescribe this medication.NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions.

NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions – Week 4 discussion

Discussion Part I: Assessment and Care of Patients With Cardiovascular Conditions

Many cardiac disorders such as myocardial infarctions are a common problem in the acute care setting. Thus it is essential for you, as the advanced practice nurse caring for acute patients, to identify potential signs and symptoms of complications. Although some cardiac disorders require outpatient treatment and management, other procedures such as CABGs or valve replacements are more common and frequently require major interventions. In your role with acute cardiac patients, you must evaluate symptoms and determine how to treat patients. For this Discussion, consider potential diagnoses, treatment, and/or referral options for the patients in the following 3 case studies. Case Study 1: Tom is 56-year-old African American male who presented to the ED with chest pain radiating to his back. The pain has been continuous for 1 hour. The patient complains of shortness of breath. The pain has not been relieved with rest. The patient’s vitals are: 99.1-98-18-198/110. The patient’s cardiac enzymes are negative. Labs results are as follows: Na 134 K 4.1 Cr 1.8 BUN 42 Glucose 248 WBC 13.1 Hbg 14.1 Hct 44.2 Plt 236 EKG sinus rhythm no ekg changes Case Study 2: Liz is a 79-year-old female with a history of aortic stenosis and hypertension. The patient underwent elective aortic valve replacement yesterday. This AM during rounds, the patient is sitting up in the chair. Vital signs: 99.4-54-20-85/50. Pa 29/13, CVP10. Urine output 20 ml/hr for the last 3 hours. Cardiac output 3.9, cardiac index 1.8. Patient’s preop ef was 50%. Labs are as follows: K 4.0 Cr 1.5 BUN 42 Hgb 9.8 Hct 29.1 Plt 138 Postoperative chest X-ray normal Case Study 3: Arvid is a 69-year-old male you are seeing in CCU 1 hour after he had a CABG × 4. The patient is intubated. VS: 97.1-78-14-90/50. PA 30/13, CVP 12. ABG 7.21-49-98-19.6-99%- -6 base deficit. Mixed venous O2 sat 68. Hgb 10.2, Hct 32.1. The patient is sedated. Vent settings FiO2 50%, IMV 12, PEEP 5, tidal volume 550. To prepare: Review and select 1 of the 3 case studies provided. Analyze the patient information. Consider a differential diagnosis for the patient in the case study you selected. Think about the most likely diagnosis for the patient. Think about a treatment and management plan for the patient. Be sure to consider appropriate dosages for any recommended pharmacologic and/or nonpharmacologic treatments. Consider strategies for educating patients and families on the treatment and management of the cardiac disorder. Post on or before Day 3 an explanation of the differential diagnosis for the patient in the case study you selected. Explain which is the most likely diagnosis for the patient and why. Include an explanation of unique characteristics of the disorder you identified as the primary diagnosis. NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions, Then, explain a treatment and management plan for the patient, including appropriate dosages for any recommended treatments. Finally, explain strategies for educating patients and families on the treatment and management of the cardiac disorder. Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses. Respond on or before Day 6 to at least two of your colleagues on 2 different days in both of the ways listed below. Respond to colleagues who selected different case studies from yours. Describe how a patient factor such as age, gender, ethnicity or culture might affect the diagnosis, management, and follow-up care of patients with the cardiac disorders your colleagues discussed. NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions. Based on your personal and/or professional experiences, expand on your colleagues’ postings by providing additional insights or different perspectives.? Discussion Part II: Pharmacology To prepare: Read the following article to enhance your knowledge of commonly prescribed medications: Kalil, A., & Bailey, K. L. (2014, October 20). Septic shock medication. Retrieved from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/168402-medication All of the following groups of medications are commonly prescribed in the acute care setting. Choose one of the topics below to discuss. If it is a medication group, select a specific drug within that group. (This is a good way for you to prepare for clinical practice, because you will get to know the drugs you will prescribe for patients.). Focus your discussion on the hospital or ICU setting and IV usage. All of the following groups of medications are commonly prescribed in the acute care setting. This Discussion will focus on CABG patients. Choose one of the topics below to discuss in terms of management of a post-CABG patient. NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions. Focus your discussion on the hospital or ICU setting and IV usage. Amicar Epinephrine Vasopressin Nitroglycerin Cardene Insulin drip Dopamine Dobutamine Norepinephrine Phenylephrine Note: When sharing your initial post, select a drug that has not yet been discussed. If all drugs have been discussed, then you may select that drug again. For this Discussion, address 1 of the following options. Post by Day 3: Option 1: Post a description of a patient you have taken care of (inpatient as an RN, or as an NP student) who has been prescribed the medication you selected. Include the scenario, indication, dosing, complications, and outcome. Then explain whether or not you would have ordered the same drug and same dose. Option 2: Conduct an evidence-based drug search on the drug you selected and post an explanation of any possible issues. Are there any drug interactions? Any black box warnings? To what type of patient would you prescribe this medication? Option 3: Post an explanation of the properties of the drug you selected, including usages and dosing in the hospital or ICU. NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions. Describe a patient to whom you would prescribe this medication.

NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions – Week 9 discussion

Discussion Part I: Assessment and Care of Patients With Adrenal and Urogynecologic Conditions

Many genitourinary (GU) disorders such as kidney disease start developing during adolescence (Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, 2010). This early onset of disease makes it essential for you, as the advanced practice nurse caring for adolescent patients, to identify potential signs and symptoms. Although some adolescent GU disorders require long-term treatment and management, other disorders such as urinary tract infections are more common and frequently require only minor interventions. In your role with adolescent patients, you must evaluate symptoms and determine whether to treat patients or refer them for specialized care. For this Discussion, consider potential diagnoses, treatment, and/or referral options for the patients in the following 3 case studies. Case Study 1: Alicia is an 18-year-old female who is brought into urgent care by her mother. She is complaining of dizziness. She recently started to lift weights for softball season. She has been healthy up to this point. Vitals are: temp 101.9°F, HR 120, RR 24, BP 90/54. She has lower extremity edema and decreased skin turgor. She states that her shoulders, thighs, and lower back hurt. She is having trouble moving her arms and legs. She also complains of vague abdominal pain, with nausea and vomiting. Labs came back with CK 10,000, uric acid 40 mg/dl, WBC 14.3, BUN:creatinine ratio 6:1, K 5.8. Urinalysis shows a presence of myoglobin of more than 25. Case Study 2: Mark is a 15-year-old male with a complaint of acute left scrotal pain with nausea. The pain began approximately 6 hours ago as a dull ache and gradually has worsened such that he can no longer stand without doubling over. He is afebrile and in marked pain. Physical exam results are negative except for elevation of the left testicle, diffuse scrotal edema, and the presence of a blue dot sign. Case Study 3: Maya is a 16-year-old female who presents to the ER for urinary pain. She is a healthy adolescent with complaints of lower abdominal pain, low back pain, and burning with urination. She had a fever of 102°F at home. Physical examination results are normal. Routine urinalysis indicates 2+ proteinuria; specific gravity 1.020; negative for glucose, blood. Leukocytes are moderate and nitrites, moderate. Her blood pressure is normal, and she is at the 60th percentile for height and weight. Vitals are: temp 103.1°F, HR 116, RR 18, BP 100/58. P Ox is 98% (Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, 2010). To prepare: Review and select 1 of the 3 provided case studies. Analyze the patient information. Consider a differential diagnosis for the patient in the case study you selected. Think about the most likely diagnosis for the patient. Think about a treatment and management plan for the patient. Be sure to consider appropriate dosages for any recommended pharmacologic and/or nonpharmacologic treatments. Consider strategies for educating patients and families on the treatment and management of the genitourinary disorder. Post on or before Day 3 an explanation of the differential diagnosis for the patient in the case study you selected. Explain which is the most likely diagnosis for the patient and why. Include an explanation of unique characteristics of the disorder you identified as the primary diagnosis. Then, explain a treatment and management plan for the patient, including appropriate dosages for any recommended treatments. Finally, explain strategies for educating patients and families on the treatment and management of the genitourinary disorder. Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses. Respond on or before Day 6 to at least two of your colleagues on 2 different days in both of the ways listed below. Respond to colleagues who selected different case studies from yours. Describe how culture might affect the diagnosis, management, and follow-up care of patients with the genitourinary disorders your colleagues discussed. Based on your personal and/or professional experiences, expand on your colleagues’ postings by providing additional insights or different perspectives.? Discussion Part II: Pharmacology Read the following articles to enhance your knowledge of commonly prescribed medications: Daley, B. (2015, February 23). Peritonitis and abdominal sepsis. Retrieved from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/180234-overview Shahedi, K., Chudasama, Y. N., Dea, S. K., & Cooperman, A. (2015, January 14). Diverticulitis treatment and management. Retrieved from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/173388-treatment Tobias, J. D., & Leder, M. (2011). Procedural sedation: A review of sedative agents, monitoring, and management of complications. Saudi Journal of Anasthesia, 5(4), 395–410. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3227310/ All of the following groups of medications are commonly prescribed in the acute care setting. Choose one of the topics below to discuss. If it is a medication group, select a specific drug within that group. (This is a good way for you to prepare for clinical practice, because you will get to know the drugs you will prescribe for patients.). Focus your discussion on the hospital or ICU setting and IV usage. Sedation Diazepam Fentanyl Ketamine Lorazepam Midazolam Propofol Nonsedation Chlorpromazine Peritonitis—what antibiotics are chosen for peritonitis? Nerve blocks—what drugs are used with nerve blocks? Diverticulitis—what drugs are used with diverticulitis? Note: When sharing your initial post, select a topic that has not yet been discussed. NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions. If all topics have been discussed, then you may select that topic again, but select a different drug within the medication group. For this Discussion, address 1 of the following options. Post by Day 3: Option 1: Post a description of a patient you have taken care of (inpatient as an RN, or as an NP student) who has been prescribed the medication you selected. NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions. Include the scenario, indication, dosing, complications, and outcome. Then explain whether or not you would have ordered the same drug and same dose. Option 2: Conduct an evidence-based drug search on the drug you selected and post an explanation of any possible issues. Are there any drug interactions? Any black box warnings? To what type of patient would you prescribe this medication? Option 3: Post an explanation of the properties of the drug you selected, including usages and dosing in the hospital or ICU. Describe a patient to whom you would prescribe this medication.NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions.

NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions  – Week 10 discussion

Discussion Part I: Neurologic and Orthopedic Conditions and Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery

This week, you study neurologic and orthopedic conditions with plastic surgery considerations. Both neurologic and orthopedic conditions are seen in the trauma areas of the hospital. These conditions encompass cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic aspects of care in the ICU. For this Discussion, focus on adolescent patients, and consider potential diagnoses, treatment, and/or referral options for the patients in the following 3 case studies. Case Study 1: A 17-year-old male was celebrating his birthday with friends and alcohol. At one point he jumped into the hotel pool three stories below, hitting the side of the pool with his chest. EMS arrived and packaged him with spinal support. He arrives in the ER with breathing difficulty, chest pain, GCS 10, and O2 sat of 94%. You do initial assessment in the first 10 minutes and find that his chest is asymmetric for breathing and contusions are noted all over his chest. His CXR shows multiple rib fractures on both sides and pulmonary contusions. His cervical spine is stable in a collar. His thoracic and lumbar films are negative for fractures. In the next hours, what are your priorities, and what plan would you have for this patient as he moves to the ICU? At what stage of development is he, and how does that affect his care? Case Study 2: A 13-year-old female restrained passenger of a vehicle was involved in an MVA at 60 mph on the highway. The vehicle experienced a frontal impact. The patient arrived in the ER with closed fractures of the left tibia and fibula with angulation, dislocation of the right ankle, multiple pelvic fractures, and femur fracture on the left side. Her BP is 92/54 with pulse of 130. What is your plan for this patient, and what are the considerations to prevent further morbidity? At what stage of development is she, and how does that impact her care? Case Study 3: A 19-year-old male private in the U.S. Air Force was driving with friends when they dared him to “surf the car.” He fell off the roof of the car while it was moving at a speed of approximately 40 mph. He landed face first. He is now in the ICU with a closed head injury. His intracranial pressure is elevated, and his pupillary response is slowing. At this time, what medications do you recommend, and what other medical treatments do you recommend? In addition, after the acute situation is controlled and the patient awakens, what medication do you use for his agitation? To prepare: Review and select 1 of the 3 provided case studies. Analyze the patient information. Consider a differential diagnosis for the patient in the case study you selected. Think about the most likely diagnosis for the patient. Think about a treatment and management plan for the patient. NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions. Be sure to consider appropriate dosages for any recommended pharmacologic and/or nonpharmacologic treatments. Consider strategies for educating patients and families on the treatment and management of the trauma care. Post on or before Day 3 an explanation of the differential diagnosis for the patient in the case study you selected. Explain which is the most likely diagnosis for the patient and why. Include an explanation of unique characteristics of the disorder you identified as the primary diagnosis. Then, explain a treatment and management plan for the patient, including appropriate dosages for any recommended treatments. Finally, explain strategies for educating patients and families on the treatment and management of neurologic and orthopedic conditions. NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions. Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses. Respond on or before Day 6 to at least two of your colleagues on 2 different days in both of the ways listed below. Respond to colleagues who selected different case studies from yours. Describe how culture might affect the diagnosis, management, and follow-up care of patients with the neurological, orthopedic, or plastics disorders your colleagues discussed. Based on your personal and/or professional experiences, expand on your colleagues’ postings by providing additional insights or different perspectives.? Discussion Part II: Pharmacology To prepare: Read the following articles to enhance your knowledge of commonly prescribed medications: Family Practice Notebook. (2015). Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. Retrieved from http://www.fpnotebook.com/Pharm/Analgesic/NnstrdlAntInflmtry.htm Press, C. D. (2013, September 10). Infiltrative administration of local anesthetic agents. Retrieved from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/149178-overview All of the following groups of medications are commonly prescribed in the acute care setting. Choose one of the topics below to discuss. If it is a medication group, select a specific drug within that group. (This is a good way for you to prepare for clinical practice, because you will get to know the drugs you will prescribe for patients.). Focus your discussion on the hospital or ICU setting and IV usage. Glycopeptides Oxazolidinones (Bs) Monobactams Ansamycins Metronidazole Lincosamides (Bs) Tinidazole Lidocaine Marcaine NSAIDs NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions. Note: When sharing your initial post, select a topic that has not yet been discussed. If all topics have been discussed, then you may select that topic again, but select a different drug within the medication group. For this Discussion, address 1 of the following options. Post by Day 3: Option 1: Post a description of a patient you have taken care of (inpatient as an RN, or as an NP student) who has been prescribed the medication you selected. Include the scenario, indication, dosing, complications, and outcome. Then explain whether or not you would have ordered the same drug and same dose. Option 2: Conduct an evidence-based drug search on the drug you selected and post an explanation of any possible issues. Are there any drug interactions? Any black box warnings? To what type of patient would you prescribe this medication? Option 3: Post an explanation of the properties of the drug you selected, including usages and dosing in the hospital or ICU. Describe a patient you would prescribe this medication to. NURS 6560 Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II all weeks assignments discussions.

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