Week 3 discussion
Discussion Part I: Limitations and Challenges
The nursing field requires professionals to be committed to
life-long learning and growth. Because a large part of this learning and growth
is achieved through clinical experiences, it is invaluable for advanced
practice nurses to be able to apply knowledge recently gained from clinical
experiences to new situations. By collaborating with colleagues and sharing
these experiences and knowledge, advanced practice nurses can further enhance
their professional competency.
This week in order to demonstrate collaborative learning;
discuss a situation in your acute hospital experience of a collaboration that
occurred. Reflect on the experience and the impact it had on your care of this
patient. How will this experience possibly impact you in your future practice
with these type of patients? What are some limitations and challenges you
encountered during this clinical experience?
Reflect on this weekâ€™s clinical experiences.
Consider one limitation or challenge you encountered.
Think about how you overcame this limitation or challenge
and how this might impact your future practice in acute care settings.
Post on or before Day 3 a description of at least one
limitation or challenge you encountered during your clinical experience this
week. Explain how you overcame this limitation or challenge and how this might
impact your future practice.
Read a selection of your colleaguesâ€™ responses.
Respond on or before Day 6 to two colleagues by sharing
additional insights or alternative perspectives.
Discussion Part II: Pharmacology
Read the following article to enhance your knowledge on commonly
Overgaard, C. B., & Dzavik, V. (2008). Review of
Physiology and Clinical Use in Cardiovascular Disease. Circulation, 118:
1047-1056. Copyright 2008 by Llippincott Williams & Wilkins â€“ Journals.
Reprinted by permission of Llippincott Williams & Wilkins â€“ Journals via the
Copyright Clearance Center.
All of the following groups of medications are commonly
prescribed in the acute care setting. Choose one of the topics below to
discuss. If it is a medication group, select a specific drug within that group.
(This is a good way to prepare for clinical practice, because you will get to
know the drugs you will prescribe for patients.). Focus your discussion on the
hospital or ICU setting and IV usage.
Note: When sharing your initial post, select a topic that
has not yet been discussed. If all topics have been discussed, then you may
select that topic again, but select a different drug within the medication
For this Discussion, address 1 of the following options.
Post by day 3:
Option 1: Post a description of a patient you have taken
care of (inpatient as an RN, or as an NP student) who has been prescribed the
medication you selected. Include the scenario, indication, dosing,
complications, and outcome. Then explain whether or not you would have ordered
the same drug and same dose.
Option 2: Conduct an evidence-based drug search on the drug
you selected and post an explanation of any possible issues. Are there any drug
interactions? Any black box warnings? To what type of patient would you
prescribe this medication?
Option 3: Post an explanation of the properties of the drug
you selected, including usages and dosing in the hospital or ICU. Discuss a
patient to whom you would prescribe this medication.
Note: To be considered as one of your required responses,
your pharmacology rationale must include a supporting reference.
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