ADVANCE PHARMACOLOGY WK 2

ADVANCE PHARMACOLOGY WK 2

Scenario

Hi everyone, welcome to week 2.  This week we will shift our attention to the cardiovascular system.  Please use the following case study for your assignment:

Patient AO has a history of obesity and has recently gained 9 pounds. The patient has been diagnosed with hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Drugs currently prescribed include the following:

· Atenolol 12.5 mg daily

· Doxazosin 8 mg daily

· Hydralazine 10 mg qid

· Sertraline 25 mg daily

· Simvastatin 80 mg daily

o Prepare

· Review the Resources for this module and consider the impact of potential pharmacotherapeutics for cardiovascular disorders introduced in the media piece.

· Review the case study assigned by your Instructor for this Assignment.

· Select one the following factors: genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, or behavior factors.

· Reflect on how the factor you selected might influence the patient’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes.

· Consider how changes in the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes might impact the patient’s recommended drug therapy.

· Think about how you might improve the patient’s drug therapy plan based on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes. Reflect on whether you would modify the current drug treatment or provide an alternative treatment option for the patient.

Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:

· Explain how the factor you selected might influence the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in the patient from the case study you were assigned.

· Describe how changes in the processes might impact the patient’s recommended drug therapy. Be specific and provide examples.

· Explain how you might improve the patient’s drug therapy plan and explain why you would make these recommended improvements.

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Explain how the factor you selected might influence the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in the patient from the case study you were assigned.–

Excellent 23 (23%) – 25 (25%)

Good 20 (20%) – 22 (22%)

Fair 18 (18%) – 19 (19%)

Poor 0 (0%) – 17 (17%)

Describe how changes in the processes might impact the patient’s recommended drug therapy. Be specific and provide examples.–

Excellent 27 (27%) – 30 (30%)

Good 24 (24%) – 26 (26%)

Fair 21 (21%) – 23 (23%)

Poor 0 (0%) – 20 (20%)

Explain how you might improve the patient’s drug therapy plan, and explain why you would make these recommended improvements.–

Excellent 27 (27%) – 30 (30%)

Good 24 (24%) – 26 (26%)

Fair 21 (21%) – 23 (23%)

Poor 0 (0%) – 20 (20%)

Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.–

Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)

Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)

Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)

Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation–

Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)

Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)

Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)

Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.–

Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)

Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)

Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)

Total Points: 100

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