NURS 6521 Week 4 Assignment: Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders

For NURS 6521 Week 4

we will be looking at the pharmacologic management of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders, including hepatitis C, cirrhosis, nausea/vomiting, GERD, PUD, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, &inflammatory bowel disease.

For the Assignment this week, you will evaluate and determine a diagnosis for the case study patient who presents with symptoms of a possible GI/hepatobiliary disorder.

You will then justify your diagnosis, including your rationale for the diagnosis. Based on your diagnosis, you will then determine an appropriate treatment plan for the case patient.

For full credit, please ensure that you provide the appropriate dose, route, and frequency of administration of the medication(s) prescribed. Approach this as if you are writing a prescription for your patient – what drug, dose, route, and frequency would you prescribe?

When writing your NURS 6521 Week 4 Assignment, consider the following scenario:

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

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