NURS 6521 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice

NURS 6521 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice

Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice

13. A 77-year-old woman who is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 89 lbs has been admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of failure to thrive. What action should the nurse prioritize when addressing the woman’s apparent lack of nutrition?
A) Assess the reasons behind the patient’s poor nutritional status
B) Educate the woman about the importance of balanced nutritional intake
C) Order double meal trays for the woman for the duration of her hospital stay
D) Create incentives for the woman to increase her food intake
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14. A 59-year-old man has been admitted to the hospital with complications of alcohol abuse. Blood work that was completed on admission reveals that the patient has imbalances in a number of minerals, nutrients, and blood components. The patient may face an increased risk of adverse drug effects if he is deficient in
A) calcium.
B) serum protein.
C) folate
D) magnesium.
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15. Mr. Thwaites is a 49-year-old man who has just learned that he has type 2 diabetes. He is open to learning about his diagnosis and demonstrates a desire to build his knowledge base in order to manage his disease and minimize the risk of complications. What teaching point should the nurse provide to Mr. Thwaites when explaining the concept of glycemic load?
A) “The glycemic load of a food encompasses both the glycemic index and the amount of carbohydrates in that food.”
B) “The glycemic load of a food is essentially the ratio of simple carbohydrates to complex carbohydrates in the food.”
C) “Glycemic load is synonymous with glycemic index, and both measure how quickly the food increases your blood sugar.”
D) “The glycemic load of a food is calculated by subtracting the grams of protein and fats from the grams of complex carbohydrates in the food.”
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NURS 6521: Advanced Pharmacology Assignment Resources – Week 6

Required Readings

Rosenthal, L. D., & Burchum, J. R. (2018). Lehne’s pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice providers. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

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  • Chapter 10, “Basic Principles of Neuropharmacology” (pp. 73–77)
  • Chapter 11, “Physiology of the Peripheral Nervous System” (pp. 79–90)
  • Chapter 12, “Muscarinic Agonists and Antagonists” (pp. 91–107)
  • Chapter 13, “Adrenergic Agonists” (pp. 109–119)
  • Chapter 14, “Adrenergic Antagonists” (pp. 121–132)
  • Chapter 15, “Indirect-Acting Antiadrenergic Agents” (pp. 133–137)
  • Chapter 16, “Introduction to Nervous System Pharmacology” (pp. 139–141)
  • Chapter 17, “Drugs for Parkinson Disease” (pp. 143–158)
  • Chapter 18, “Drugs for Alzheimer Disease” (pp. 159–166)
  • Chapter 19, “Drugs for Epilepsy” (pp. 167–189)
  • Chapter 20, “Drugs for Muscle Spasm and Spasticity” (pp. 191–201)
  • Chapter 57, “Drug Therapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis” (pp. 629–641)
  • Chapter 58, “Drug Therapy of Gout” (pp. 643–651)
  • Chapter 59, “Drugs Affecting Calcium Levels and Bone Mineralization” (pp. 653–672)

American Academy of Family Physicians. (2019). Dementia. Retrieved from http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=5

This website provides information relating to the diagnosis, treatment, and patient education of dementia. It also presents information on complications and special cases of dementia.

Document: Mid-Term Summary & Study Guide (PDF)

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2019b). Alzheimer’s disease [Interactive media file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

In this interactive media piece, you will engage in a set of decisions for prescribing and recommending pharmacotherapeutics to treat Alzheimer’s disease. NURS 6521: Advanced Pharmacology Resource List

Laureate Education (Producer). (2019e). Complex regional pain disorder [Interactive media file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

In this interactive media piece, you will engage in a set of decisions for prescribing and recommending pharmacotherapeutics to treat complex regional pain disorders.

Disorders of The Nervous System

Reflect on the comprehensive review of disorders of the nervous system and think about how you might recommend or prescribe pharmacotherapeutics to treat these disorders. (15m)

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NURS 6521 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Assignment Resources – Week 8

Required Readings

Rosenthal, L. D., & Burchum, J. R. (2018). Lehne’s pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice providers. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

  • Chapter 24, “Antipsychotic Agents and Their Use in Schizophrenia” (pp. 231–246)
  • Chapter 25, “Antidepressants” (pp. 247–265)
  • Chapter 26, “Drugs for Bipolar Disorder” (pp. 267–274)
  • Chapter 27, “Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs” (pp. 275–285)
  • Chapter 28, “Management of Anxiety Disorders” (pp. 287–292)
  • Chapter 29, “Central Nervous System Stimulants and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” (pp. 293–299)

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2019a). Adult geriatric depression [Interactive media file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. NURS 6521: Advanced Pharmacology Resource List

In this interactive media piece, you will engage in a set of decisions for prescribing and recommending pharmacotherapeutics to treat adult geriatric depression.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2019c). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [Interactive media file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

In this interactive media piece, you will engage in a set of decisions for prescribing and recommending pharmacotherapeutics to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2019d). Bipolar therapy [Interactive media file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

In this interactive media piece, you will engage in a set of decisions for prescribing and recommending pharmacotherapeutics for bipolar therapy.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2019g). Generalized anxiety disorder [Interactive media file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

In this interactive media piece, you will engage in a set of decisions for prescribing and recommending pharmacotherapeutics to treat generalized anxiety disorder.

NURS 6521 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Assignment Resources – Week 9

Required Readings

Rosenthal, L. D., & Burchum, J. R. (2018). Lehne’s pharmacotherapeutics for advacned practice providers. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

  • Chapter 48, “Estrogens and Progestins: Basic Pharmacology and Noncontraceptive Applications” (pp. 521–533) NURS 6521: Advanced Pharmacology Resource List
  • Chapter 49, “Birth Control” (pp. 535–547)
  • Chapter 50, “Androgens” (pp. 549–556)
  • Chapter 51, “Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia” (pp. 557–569)

Lunenfeld, B., Mskhalaya, G., Zitzmann, M., Arver, S., Kalinchenko, S., Tishova, Y., & Morgentaler, A. (2015). Recommendations on the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of hypogonadism in men. Aging Male18(1), 5–15. doi:10.3109/13685538.2015.1004049

Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article presents recommendations on the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of hypogonadism in men. Reflect on the concepts presented and consider how this might impact your role as an advanced practice nurse in treating men’s health disorders.

Roberts, H., & Hickey, M. (2016). Managing the menopause: An update. Maturitas, 86(2016), 53–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.01.007

Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article provides an update on treatments on Vasomotor symptoms (VMS), genito-urinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), sleep disturbance, sexual dysfunction, and mood disturbance that are common during the menopause transition.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2014). Guide to clinical preventive services, 2014: Section 2. Recommendations for adults. Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/guide/section2.html

This website lists various preventive services available for men and women and provides information about available screenings, tests, preventive medication, and counseling.

NURS 6521 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Assignment Resources – Week 10

Required Readings

Rosenthal, L. D., & Burchum, J. R. (2018). Lehne’s pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice providers. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

  • Chapter 68, “Basic Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy” (pp. 769–781)
  • Chapter 69, “Drugs That Weaken the Bacterial Cell Wall I: Penicillins” (pp. 783–790)
  • Chapter 73, “Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim” (pp. 619–826)
  • Chapter 74, “Drug Therapy of Urinary Tract Infections” (pp. 827–831)
  • Chapter 75, “Antimycobacterial Agents” (pp. 833–847)
  • Chapter 76, “Miscellaneous Antibacterial Drugs” (pp. 849–853)
  • Chapter 77, “Antifungal Agents” (pp. 855–866)
  • Chapter 78, “Antiviral Agents I: Drugs for Non-HIV Viral Infections” (pp. 867–886)
  • Chapter 80, “Drug Therapy of Sexually Transmitted Diseases” (pp. 905–911)

Montaner, J. S. G., Lima, V. D., Harrigan, P. R., Lourenço, L., Yip, B., Nosyk, B., … Kendall, P. (2014). Expansion of HAART coverage is associated with sustained decreases in HIV/AIDS morbidity, mortality and HIV transmission: The “HIV Treatment as Prevention” experience in a Canadian setting. PLoS ONE, 9(2)e87872. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0087872

This study examines HAART therapy and its sustainability and profound population-level decrease in morbidity, mortality, and HIV transmission.

Document: Final Exam Study Guide (PDF)

Required Media

Pathopharmacology: Pharmacology and Immunological Disorders: Improvements in Medications and Drug Administration

Nurse Manager, Bette Nunn discusses how technology has improved the practice of administering drugs and created new and improved drug therapies. Why is technology as well as a patient’s knowledge of their own drug history important for nursing practice? (8m)

Accessible player –Downloads–Download Video w/CCDownload AudioDownload Transcript  Pharmacology and the Immunological Disorders

NURS 6521: Advanced Pharmacology Assignment Resources – Week 11

Required Readings

Rosenthal, L. D., & Burchum, J. R. (2018). Lehne’s pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice providers. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

  • Chapter 8, “Drug Therapy in Pediatric Patients” (pp. 65—67)

Corny, J., Lebel, D., Bailey, B., & Bussieres, J. (2015). Unlicensed and off-label drug use in children before and after pediatric governmental initiatives. The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics20(4), 316–328.

Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4557722/

This article highlights pediatric governmental initiatives to prevent unlicensed and off-label drug use in children. Review these initiatives and guidelines and how they might impact your practice as an advanced practice nurse.

Panther, S. G., Knotts, A. M., Odom-Maryon, T., Daratha, K., Woo, T., & Klein, T. A. (2017). Off-label prescribing trends for ADHD medications in very young children. The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics22(6), 423–429. doi:10.5863/1551-6776-22.6.423 NURS 6521: Advanced Pharmacology Resource List

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This study examines the frequency of off-label prescribing to children and explores factors that impact off-label prescribing. This study also examines off-label prescribing to children with ADHD.

Document: Final Exam Study Guide (PDF)

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2019i). Therapy for pediatric clients with mood disorders [Interactive media file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

 

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