NU641 Week 7 Assignment Interactive Upper Respiratory Case Study
NU641 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology
Week 7 Assignment
Interactive Upper Respiratory Case Study
In this assignment, you will review the interactive Upper Respiratory Case Study patient scenario and analyze the data to determine the health status of the patient. You will need a minimum of two evidence-based practice articles to include clinical practice guidelines, as well as the course textbook.
Use the NU641 Upper Respiratory Case Study Questions (Word) document to complete the case study assignment.
Follow the requirements posted in the rubric.
This case study should be three to five pages, excluding title and references pages.
All papers must conform to the most recent APA standards.
Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded.
NU641 Case Study Week 7 Upper Respiratory Infections
Jackieis a 45-year-old white female with past medical history of controlled hypertension, controlled asthma, and eczema. She has a four-day history of nasal congestion, headache, sore
throat, sneezing, and productive cough. She denies fever, nausea, vomiting, and myalgias. She has three children who recently went back to school following a summer vacation. No one else in her household is currently presenting with similar symptoms. She has no known drug allergies but is allergic to mums and ragweed. She calls her primary care providers office requesting a medication to treat her illness. She takes several medications, including the following:
Mometasone 220 mcg1 puff daily for asthma.
Albuterol 90 mcg1 to 2 puffs q46 hours as neededfor shortness of breath.
Lisinopril 10 mgone tablet by mouth daily forhypertension.
Oxymetazoline hydrochloride 0.05% nasal spray2sprays per nostril bid × 3 days.
Provide rationales for your answers:
1. Which of the following is the MOST appropriate drugto recommend?
a. Oxymetazoline hydrochloride 0.05% nasal spray2 sprays per nostril bid until symptoms resolve.
b. Naproxen 220 mgone tablet by mouth every12 hours as needed until symptoms resolve.
c. Dextromethorphan ER oral liquid60 mg every12 hours until symptoms resolve.
d. Amoxicillinclavulanic acid 500 mg every 8 hoursfor seven days.
2. Which of the following nonpharmacological therapiesis NOT recommended?
a. Steam inhalation
b. Increased water intake
c. Menthol lozenges
d. Saline gargle
3. Jackieis insistent on taking a complementary therapy tohelp treat her symptoms. What is the MOST appropriaterecommendation?
a. Echinacea purpurea tincture0.75 mL
b. Fresh garlic3 cloves
c. Acidophilus probiotic1 tablet daily
d. Vitamin C1 g
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