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April 15, 2019

What are the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?

Discussion Topics, Chapter 40, Drugs Affecting the Female Reproductive System Discussion Topics Learning Objective(s) 1. Ms. James is seen in the clinic today for evaluation of menopause symptoms. She is requesting hormone replacement therapy and reports currently taking a red clover herbal therapy. a. What are the risks and benefits […]
April 15, 2019

How does nandrolone treat anemia from renal failure?

Discussion Topics, Chapter 41, Drugs Affecting the Male Reproductive System Discussion Topics Learning Objective(s) 1. Mr. Smith is a 30-year-old with chronic renal failure who has suffered from severe anemia and is going to start on Nandrolone. He is very concerned because “that is the illegal drug used by athletes.” […]
April 15, 2019

Explain what occurs during diastole and systole

Discussion Topics, Chapter 42, Introduction to the Cardiovascular System Discussion Topics Learning Objective(s) 1. You have been assigned to care for a patient with congential heart disease during a pediatric clinical rotation. The clinical instructor will expect you to answer the following questions: a. Explain what occurs during diastole and […]
April 15, 2019

Drugs Affecting Blood Pressure

Discussion Topics, Chapter 43, Drugs Affecting Blood Pressure Discussion Topics Learning Objective(s) 1. Mr. Tinsley is a 55-year-old lawyer who has been diagnosed with primary hypertension. The health care provider has informed the patient that lifestyle modifications must be made. He is prescribed captopril (Capoten) 25 mg PO b.i.d and […]
April 15, 2019

Briefly describe the therapeutic actions of drugs affecting blood pressure

3. The nurse is updating the plan of care of nursing home patients with hypertension. a. Briefly describe the therapeutic actions of drugs affecting blood pressure (diuretics, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, CCB, sympathetic nervous system drugs). b. What important teaching points should be addressed for patients receiving antihypertensive drugs? Discussion Topics, […]
April 15, 2019

What are the therapeutic effects of cardiac glycosides?

Discussion Topics, Chapter 44, Cardiotonic Agents Discussion Topics Learning Objective(s) 1. The nurse is caring for Mr. Adrian, an 82-year-old man with CHF who has a past medical history of diabetes and renal insufficiency. He is prescribed digoxin (Lanoxin) 0.125 mg IV and then 0.125 mg PO daily. a. What […]
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