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NR566: Week 2: Respiratory Treatments (Original Post due Wednesday with Peer responses Due on Sunday)

February 28, 2021
Brenda I. Belcher

Purpose

Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) encounter patients with respiratory difficulties across the age continuum in primary care.  The purpose of the activity is to discuss how to address the various types of respiratory issues encountered in the primary care setting.

Activity Learning Outcomes

Through this discussion, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. CO1: Select appropriate medications according to patient presentation and unique patient factors (PO5).
  2. CO2: Analyze factors pertinent to making the most effective drug selection for a client with a specific diagnosis in the primary care setting (PO5).
  3. CO3: Analyze client indicators of therapeutic, ineffective, adverse responses and side effects to drug therapy (PO5).
  4. CO6: Analyze whether pharmacologic therapy is appropriate for individual patients. (PO 5)

Due Date: Original Post due Wednesday with Peer responses Due on Sunday, 11:59 MT of Week 2

The student must provide an initial response to the discussion topic by Wednesday, 11:59pm MT. Subsequent posts, including substantive responses to peer(s) and faculty questions must occur by Sunday, 11:59pm MT. A total of 3 substantive posts are required on 3 different days.

A 10% late penalty will be imposed for initial discussions posted after the deadline on Wednesday 11:59pm MT, regardless of the number of days late. NOTHING will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on Sunday (i.e. student will receive an automatic 0).

A 10% penalty will be imposed for not entering the minimum number of interactive dialogue posts (3) OR not posting on the minimum required number of days (3). NOTHING will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on Sunday (i.e. student will receive an automatic 0).

Total Points Possible:  100

Requirements:

Identify which respiratory issue you will be discussing based on your last name:

  • COPD- Last name begins with letter A-E
  • Asthma- Last name begins with letter F-J
  • Pneumonia- Last name begins with letter K-O
  • Tuberculosis- Last name begins with letter P-T
  • Smoking Cessation – Last name begins with letter U-Z

Research your assigned topic and include responses to each of the following criteria:

  1. Presentation & Diagnosis
  • What are the subjective findings (symptoms that the patient reports, ex: SOB) associated with the condition? List a minimum of 3.
  • What are the objective findings (exam findings that you can measure, ex: tachypnea) associated with the condition? List a minimum of 3.
  • How is the diagnosis determined or confirmed?
  • What factors do you need to consider in selecting the best medication for the patient with the condition?
  1. Treatment
  • List 3 medication treatment options for the condition in the OUTPATIENT setting (cite with appropriate guidelines or scholarly, peer-reviewed journals).
  • List the mechanism of action for each drug.
  • List 3 potential adverse responses associated with each drug.
  • List 3 medication teaching points for each drug prescribed.
  1. Scholarly Support & Interactive Dialogue
  • Discussion post is supported with appropriate sources*^
  • Source is published within the last 5 years
  • Reference list is provided and in-text citations match
  • Student provides a substantive** response to at least one topic-related post of a peer
  • Student responds to all direct faculty questions OR if student was not asked a direct question student responds to either a 2nd peer post or a faculty question directed towards another student

* Textbooks, non-US journals, nursing journals not intended for advanced practice providers or websites are not considered scholarly. ^ State specific websites from regulatory boards are acceptable

** A substantive post adds new content or insights to the discussion thread and information from student’s original post is not reused in peer or faculty response

DISCUSSION CONTENT
CategoryPoints%Description
Presentation & Diagnosis3030%The student:Identified at least 3 subjective findings for the conditionIdentifies at least 3 objective findings for the conditionIdentifies how the diagnosis is determined or confirmedIdentified factors that should be considered in selecting the best medication for the patient with the condition.(4 required elements)
Treatment3030%The student:Identifies 3 medication treatment options for the condition in the OUTPATIENT setting.Identifies the mechanism of action for each drug.Identifies 3 potential adverse responses associated with each drug.Identifies 3 medication teaching points for each drug prescribed.(4 required elements)
Scholarly Support and Interactive Dialogue3030%Discussion post is supported with appropriate sources*^Source is published within the last 5 yearsReference list is provided and in-text citations matchStudent provides a substantive** response to at least one topic-related post of a peerStudent responds to all direct faculty questions OR if student was not asked a direct question student responds to either a 2nd peer post or a faculty question directed towards another student(5 required elements)* Textbooks, non-US journals, nursing journals not intended for advanced practice providers are not considered scholarly. ^ State specific websites from regulatory boards are acceptable)** A substantive post adds new content or insights to the discussion thread and information from student’s original post is not reused in peer or faculty response
9090%Total CONTENT Points=90 pts
DISCUSSION FORMAT
CategoryPoints%Description
Grammar, Syntax, Spelling, APA Format & Punctuation1010%Discussion post has minimal grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, or APA format errors*(*) APA style references and in text citations are required; however, there are no deductions for errors in indentation or spacing of references. All elements of the reference otherwise must be included.
1010%Total FORMAT Points=10 pts
DISCUSSION TOTAL=______out of 100 points

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