Define And Explain Anticoagulants

Define And Explain Anticoagulants

Assignment: Define And Explain Anticoagulants

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Module 5 discussion

Patient Teaching: Anticoagulants

Sandra is a 27-year-old female admitted with a possible Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). She smokes one pack per day and is on birth control. She has a history of hypertension and obesity. She is admitted to the hospital and placed on bedrest. Heparin drip is started per protocol. The Provider is anticipating on sending her home with Coumadin.

Can Sandra be placed on Coumadin and Heparin at the same time? Explain your answer.

Develop 3 teaching points important for Sandra to know about her medications regimen.

Teach Back is a great way to find out about patient teaching effectiveness. Watch the following video for an example of Teach Back

What questions would you ask Sandra to verify that she understand the 3 teaching points?

Please make an initial post by midweek, and respond to at least two other student’s posts with substantial details that demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, and critical thinking. Remember that your posts must exhibit appropriate writing mechanics including using proper language, cordiality, and proper grammar and punctuation. If you refer to any outside sources or reference materials be sure to provide proper attribution and/or citation.

Question 2

Module 3 discussion

Case Scenario: Tuberculosis

Wilson is a 36-year-old migrant worker. He was admitted to the Hospital with a cough, unintended weight loss, and night sweats. He is staying with 6 friends in a one bedroom apartment near the strawberry field where he works. The ED physician suspects Tuberculosis (TB).

What diagnostic testing will the Provider order to confirm a diagnosis of TB?

What Isolation precautions do you expect to be put in place and why?

Describe the recommended treatment regimen for TB, including the rationale for combination drug therapy.

Identify the reason compliance to medication therapy is often a concern in the patient with TB.

What should be done for Wilson’s 6 roommates?

Please make an initial post by midweek, and respond to at least two other student’s posts with substantial details that demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, and critical thinking. Remember that your posts must exhibit appropriate writing mechanics including using proper language, cordiality, and proper grammar and punctuation. If you refer to any outside sources or reference materials be sure to provide proper attribution and/or citation.

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