Identify the most commonly prescribed agents in the major drug classes.
Week 3: Cardiac Case Study
The purpose of this assignment is to apply the principles of pharmacology to support evidence-based prescribing practices for the management of common cardiovascular diseases. This assignment allows students to use clinical practice guidelines to guide treatment decisions for common patient scenarios in the clinical setting.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
· CO 1: Identify the most commonly prescribed agents in the major drug classes. (POs 1, 2)
· CO 2: Make appropriate evidence-based therapeutic treatment decisions for individual patients utilizing drugs from the major drug classes. (POs 1, 2)
· CO 3: Apply knowledge of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics in prescribing patient treatment. (POs 1, 2)
· CO 4: Distinguish internal and external environment factors affecting drug action, reaction, efficacy, and interaction. (POs 1, 2)
· CO 5: Identify client indicators of therapeutic, ineffective, adverse responses and side effects to drug therapy. (POs 1, 2)
· The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.
Total Points Possible: 110
Preparing the Assignment
Follow these guidelines when completing each component of the assignment. Contact your course faculty if you have questions.
There are three patient cases presented in this assignment. You are to use the following resources in addition to your textbook to answer the questions.
When you click on the resource links, the links will open in a new window so you will be able to navigate between the resources and the quiz.
· Heart Failure: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000509 (Links to an external site.)
· Dyslipidemia (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
· HTN (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
You will be presented with a patient case and then a series of questions. This assignment is completed in a quiz format; however, it is not an exam and you are encouraged to use your textbook and course materials. There are 12 questions worth 9 points each and an attestation question worth 2 points for a total of 110 points
· Review the case information and then answer each required question with a succinct, informative answer.
· Answers should be one to five sentences in length.
· Some questions may require a short one-sentence answer, whereas others require a five-sentence answer for a complete explanation.
· Consider the most common and obvious answer.
· A scholarly reference is required for answers where a source such as textbook or clinical practice guideline is used to develop your response.
· Feedback is provided immediately after completing this assignment only. The feedback provided is general and non-specific to protect the integrity of this assignment due to the unfortunate nature of answer sharing among many students.
Lockdown browser is not required and there are no keyed correct answers to review. Course faculty will post assignment feedback for review in the gradebook when grading is complete. There is no time limit for this assignment. It needs to be completed in one sitting and should be completed at the time it is begun as your answers may not be saved to return to it later.