case study drugs treating heart failure 1

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The patient’s current medication therapy includes digoxin, 0.25 mg PO qd; hydrochlorothiazide, 25 mg PO qd; and captopril, 25 mg PO tid. (Learning Objectives 2, 3, 4, 6, 7)

  • 1.Why is Mr. Stein on these drugs?
  • 2.Are there any contraindications or precautions that would eliminate the use of these drugs for Mr. Stein?
  • 3.Are there any aspects of digoxin’s core drug knowledge that are especially relevant to consider because they may interact with the core patient variables?
  • 4.Which findings from the nursing assessment demonstrate the effectiveness or possible adverse effects from drug therapy?
  • 5.Which findings from the nursing assessment demonstrate possible adverse effects from drug therapy?
  • 6.What teaching is required for Mr. Stein regarding his drug therapy? Do you need any additional data to determine appropriate teaching?
    • a.Identify the teaching needs and readiness to learn for this client.
    • Identify any cultural factors that influence the care for this client.
    • provide examples of care from a nurse perspective
    • reference Duffy, J. R. (2013). Quality caring in nursing and health systems (2nd ed). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.
    • Aschenbrenner, D. S., & Venable, S. J. (2012). Drug therapy in nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    • davis’s drug guide

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