Week 9 discussion
Discussion Part I: Nurse Practitioner Roles in
Patient care requires collaboration and communication among
members of the multidisciplinary care team. As an advanced practice nurse, you
are an important member of this team of medical professionals. By facilitating
collaboration among members of the care team, you can ensure that patientsâ€™
needs and concerns are met, care plans are individualized, and appropriate
treatment and support are available. For this Discussion, you will consider the
role you filled in multidisciplinary care in your clinical setting and how this
experience might impact your future practice in acute care.
Reflect on your clinical experiences from this week that
included multidisciplinary care.
Consider your role as the advanced practice nurse in these
experiences. Think about how you contributed to and supported the
multidisciplinary teams. Include why your role is important to the holistic
care of patients.
Reflect on how these experiences will inform your future
clinical practice in acute care settings.
Post on or before Day 3 a description of this weekâ€™s
clinical experiences that included multidisciplinary care. Explain your role as
the advanced practice nurse in these experiences. Include why your role is
important to the holistic care of patients. Then, explain how these experiences
will inform your future clinical practice in acute care settings.
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 articles to enhance your knowledge of commonly
Scheinfeld, N. & Chanddrasekar, P. (2015).
Intravenous-to-Oral Switch Therapy. Retrieved from:
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 for you 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.
Cephalosporin generation 1
Cephalosporin generation 2
Cephalosporin generation 3
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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