NR565 Advanced Pharmacology Fundamentals Week 5 Assignment
Endocrine Case Study
The purpose of this assignment is to apply the principles of pharmacology to support evidence-based prescribing practices for the management of?common diseases of the endocrine system. This assignment allows students to use clinical practice guidelines to guide treatment decisions for common patient scenarios in the clinical setting.?? Course Outcomes? This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO 1: Identifying the most commonly prescribed agents in the major drug classes is an important aspect of the nurse practitioner role. This includes being familiar with the different classes of drugs, such as antihypertensives, statins, and anti-diabetics, and understanding the mechanisms of action, indications, and common side effects of each class. This knowledge is essential for making appropriate treatment decisions for individual patients.
CO 2: Making appropriate evidence-based therapeutic treatment decisions for individual patients is a key aspect of the nurse practitioner role. This involves utilizing knowledge of the most commonly prescribed agents in the major drug classes, as well as understanding the latest clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based research. This ensures that patients receive safe and effective treatment that is tailored to their specific needs.
CO 3: Applying knowledge of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenomics in prescribing patient treatment is crucial for ensuring that patients receive the most appropriate therapy. Understanding how drugs are metabolized, distributed, and eliminated in the body, as well as how genetic factors can influence drug response, allows the NP to make informed decisions about dosing and potential interactions.
CO 4: Distinguishing internal and external environment factors that affect drug action, reaction, efficacy, and interaction is important for providing safe and effective care. Internal factors include the patient’s age, gender, and medical history, while external factors include the patient’s environment, diet, and other medications they may be taking. Understanding how these factors can affect drug action and interactions allows the NP to make informed decisions about treatment.
CO 5: Identifying client indicators of therapeutic, ineffective, adverse responses and side effects to drug therapy is essential for monitoring patient progress and making adjustments to treatment as needed. This includes being able to recognize and report adverse drug reactions, as well as monitoring for signs of therapeutic or ineffective response to treatment. This knowledge is important for ensuring that patients receive safe and effective care.
Preparing the Assignment Follow these guidelines when completing each component of the assignment. Contact your course faculty if you have questions.? There are three patient cases presented in this assignment.
You are to use the following to answer the questions. When you click on the resource links, the links will open in a new window so you will be able to navigate between the resources and the quiz. American Diabetes Association. (2020). Figure 9.1 [Graph]. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020 Abridged for Primary Care Providers. https://clinical.diabetesjournals.org/content/38/1/10 (Links to an external site.)
Rosenthal, L., Burchum, J. (2021). Lehne’s pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants (2nd ed.). Elsevier. You will be presented with a patient case and then a series of questions.
This assignment is completed in a quiz format; however, it is not an exam and you are encouraged to use your textbook and course materials. There are 12 questions worth 10 points each and an attestation question worth 0 points for a total of 120 points. Review the case information and then answer each required question with a succinct, informative answer.
Answers should be one to five sentences in length. Some questions may require a short one-sentence answer, whereas others require a five-sentence answer for a complete explanation. Consider the most common and obvious answer. A scholarly reference is required for answers where a source such as textbook or clinical practice guideline is used to develop your response. Feedback is provided immediately after completing this assignment only. The feedback provided is general and non-specific to protect the integrity of this assignment due to the unfortunate nature of answer sharing among many students.
There is no time limit for this assignment. This assignment will need to be completed in one sitting, meaning you will not be able to save your answers and come back to it later. Once you open the quiz, you will need to finish it at that time. When you are ready to begin this assignment, click the “Take the Quiz” button near the bottom of this page