NURS 6521 UMES Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders Case Study

NURS 6521 UMES Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders Case Study

NURS 6521 UMES Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders Case Study

Assignment: Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders

The structure and function of the GI tract are affected by gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatobiliary illnesses. Many of these conditions exhibit symptoms that are similar to one another, such as stomach discomfort, cramping, constipation, nausea, bloating, and exhaustion. Because various illnesses can generate the same symptoms, advanced practice nurses must thoroughly evaluate patients and offer medication that addresses the reason rather than the symptom.

Once the underlying reason has been determined, a medication therapy strategy based on medical history and particular patient variables might be prescribed. In this Assignment, you will look at a case study of a patient who has symptoms of a probable GI/hepatobiliary illness and build a suitable pharmacological therapy plan for them.

To Prepare
  • Review the case study assigned by your Instructor for this Assignment
  • 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. NURS 6521 UMES Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders Case Study
  • Consider an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patient’s history, diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed.
By Day 7 of Week 4

Write a 1-page paper that addresses the following: NURS 6521 UMES Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders Case Study

  • Explain your diagnosis for the patient, including your rationale for the diagnosis.
  • Describe an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patient’s history, diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed.
  • Justify why you would recommend this drug therapy plan for this patient. Be specific and provide examples.

Week 4 Assignment Scenario

Posted on: Monday, September 21, 2020 9:08:32 AM EDT

Class,

Please find below the scenario for this week’s assignment:

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

Learning Resources

Required Readings

Rosenthal, L. D., & Burchum, J. R. (2021). Lehne’s pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants (2nd ed.) St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

  • Chapter 64, “Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease” (pp. 589–597)
  • Chapter 65, “Laxatives” (pp. 598–604)
  • Chapter 66, “Other Gastrointestinal Drugs” (pp. 605–616)
  • Chapter 80, “Antiviral Agents I: Drugs for Non-HIV Viral Infections” (pp. 723–743) NURS 6521 UMES Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders Case Study

Chalasani, N., Younossi, Z., Lavine, J. E., Charlton, M., Cusi, K., Rinella, M., . . . Sanya, A. J. (2018). The diagnosis and management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Practice guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Hepatology, 67(1), 328–357. Retrieved from https://aasldpubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/hep.29367

This article details the diagnosis and management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Review this article to gain an understanding of the underlying pathophysiology as well as the suggested pharmacotherapeutics that might be recommended to treat this disorder.