Describe Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders.

Describe Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders.
Assignment: Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders

Gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatobiliary disorders affect the structure and function of the GI tract. Many of these disorders often have similar symptoms, such as abdominal pain, cramping, constipation, nausea, bloating, and fatigue. Since multiple disorders can be tied to the same symptoms, it is important for advanced practice nurses to carefully evaluate patients and prescribe a treatment that targets the cause rather than the symptom.

Once the underlying cause is identified, an appropriate drug therapy plan can be recommended based on medical history and individual patient factors. In this Assignment, you examine a case study of a patient who presents with symptoms of a possible GI/hepatobiliary disorder, and you design an appropriate drug therapy plan.

To Prepare

· Review the case study assigned by your Instructor for this Assignment (See below)

· Reflect on the patient’s symptoms, medical history, and drugs currently prescribed.

· Think about a possible diagnosis for the patient. Consider whether the patient has a disorder related to the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system or whether the symptoms are the result of a disorder from another system or other factors, such as pregnancy, drugs, or a psychological disorder.

· Consider an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patient’s history, diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed.

Assignment Instructions

Write a 2-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:

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

At the end of the assignment post, provide a list of the medications you would prescribe for the patient in the scenario provided. (See drug list example)

Your Revised Drug List Format

Drug A 1mg 1 tab bid

Drug B 2 mg I tab q day.

Drug C No change

Add Drug 3 mg hs

DC Drug D

Notes from Instructor:

· Statements such as, I will order labs or not enough information provided is not acceptable.

· Work with the information provided.

· At least 5 references

· APA 7

Assignment: Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal

and Hepatobiliary Disorders

Gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatobiliary disorders affect the structure and function of the

GI tract. Many of these disorders often have similar symptoms, such as abdominal pain,

cra

mping, constipation, nausea, bloating, and fatigue. Since multiple disorders can be

tied to the same symptoms, it is important for advanced practice nurses to carefully

evaluate patients and prescribe a treatment that targets the cause rather than the

symp

tom.

Once the underlying cause is identified, an appropriate drug therapy plan can be

recommended based on medical history and individual patient factors. In this

Assignment, you examine a case study of a patient who presents with symptoms of a

possible

GI/hepatobiliary disorder, and you design an appropriate drug therapy plan.

To Prepare

·

Review the case study assigned by your Instructor for this Assignment

(

See

below)

·

Reflect on the patient’s symptoms, medical history, and drugs currently

prescribed.

·

Think about a

possible diagnosis for the patient. Consider whether the patient

has a disorder related to the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system or whether

the symptoms are the result of a disorder from another system or other factors,

such as pregnancy, drugs, or

a psychological disorder.

·

Consider an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patient’s history,

diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed.

Assignment Instructions

Write

a

2

page paper that addresses the following:

1.

Explain your diagnosis for the patient, in

cluding 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

:

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

Assignment: Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal

and Hepatobiliary Disorders

Gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatobiliary disorders affect the structure and function of the

GI tract. Many of these disorders often have similar symptoms, such as abdominal pain,

cramping, constipation, nausea, bloating, and fatigue. Since multiple disorders can be

tied to the same symptoms, it is important for advanced practice nurses to carefully

evaluate patients and prescribe a treatment that targets the cause rather than the

symptom.

Once the underlying cause is identified, an appropriate drug therapy plan can be

recommended based on medical history and individual patient factors. In this

Assignment, you examine a case study of a patient who presents with symptoms of a

possible GI/hepatobiliary disorder, and you design an appropriate drug therapy plan.

To Prepare

 Review the case study assigned by your Instructor for this Assignment (See

below)

 Reflect on the patient’s symptoms, medical history, and drugs currently

prescribed.

 Think about a possible diagnosis for the patient. Consider whether the patient

has a disorder related to the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system or whether

the symptoms are the result of a disorder from another system or other factors,

such as pregnancy, drugs, or a psychological disorder.

 Consider an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patient’s history,

diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed.

Assignment Instructions

Write a 2-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:

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

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