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MODULE 2: Cardiovascular / Respiratory Systems, Week 2 Assignment

CASE  STUDY 2: Patient HM has a history of atrial fibrillation and a  transient ischemic attack (TIA). The patient has been diagnosed with  type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and ischemic heart  disease.

Drugs currently prescribed include the following:

• Warfarin 5 mg po daily MWF and 2.5 mg daily T, TH, Sat, Sun

• Aspirin 81 mg po daily

• Metformin 1000 mg po bid

• Glyburide 10 mg po bid

• Atenolol 100 mg po daily

• Motrin 200 mg 1–3 tablets every 6 hours as needed for pain

 

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.
By Day 7 of Week 2

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.