Identify which respiratory issue you will be discussing based on your last name:
- COPD- Last name begins with letter A-E
- Asthma- Last name begins with letter F-J
- Pneumonia- Last name begins with letter K-O
- Tuberculosis- Last name begins with letter P-T
- Smoking Cessation – Last name begins with letter U-Z
Research your assigned topic and include responses to each of the following criteria:
- Presentation & Diagnosis
- What are the subjective findings (symptoms that the patient reports, ex: SOB) associated with the condition? List a minimum of 3.
- What are the objective findings (exam findings that you can measure, ex: tachypnea) associated with the condition? List a minimum of 3.
- How is the diagnosis determined or confirmed?
- What factors do you need to consider in selecting the best medication for the patient with the condition?
- List 3 medication treatment options for the condition in the OUTPATIENT setting (cite with appropriate guidelines or scholarly, peer-reviewed journals).
- List the mechanism of action for each drug.
- List 3 potential adverse responses associated with each drug.
- List 3 medication teaching points for each drug prescribed.
- Scholarly Support & Interactive Dialogue
- Discussion post is supported with appropriate sources*^
- Source is published within the last 5 years
- Reference list is provided and in-text citations match
- Student provides a substantive** response to at least one topic-related post of a peer
- Student responds to all direct faculty questions OR if student was not asked a direct question student responds to either a 2nd peer post or a faculty question directed towards another student
Presentation & Diagnosis
The assigned condition is Pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection that can either affect one or both the lungs causing the air sacs of the lungs to fill up with fluid or pus. Subjective findings associated with Pneumonia include shortness of breath, chest pain when breathing or coughing, as well as a cough with phlegm. Objective findings include low oxygen saturation, fever, or sometimes low body temperature, low blood pressure, or increased respiratory rate (Htun, Sun, Chua, & Pang, 2019). Diagnosis mainly involves a careful analysis of the medical history and use of a stethoscope to check the abnormal bubbling or crackling sounds that may point toward the diagnosis of pneumonia….Click link below to purchase full tutorial at $5