The Myth of the LBGT Agenda. What were the main points/ideas of the talk, What is your personal reaction to the main ideas? Do you agree/disagree? What if anything lead you to view or think of things in a new or different way?
Describe the differences between the therapeutic effects of beta blocker drugs and cardio selective beta-blocker drugs. Describe the signs and symptoms for the following conditions and list two drugs used for treatment. (for each diagnosis) 1. Acute MI 2, Atrial Flutter and Fibrillation 3. C H F
A 65-year-old female is hospitalized after a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction complicated by recurrent episodes of ventricular tachycardia while being monitored in the critical care unit. The patient also has a history of congestive heart failure (CHF) and physical examination revealed peripheral edema and a congested mildly tender liver. The patients weighs 70 kg, and treatment is instituted with an initial 70 mg dose of intravenous lidocaine infused slowly over 2 minutes. Estimated lidocaine distribution volume (Vd) is 1.0 L/kg. Due to the diagnosis of CHF the elimination half-life (T1/2) is estimated at 4 hours (approximately twice normal). What […]
A patient is taking an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor for cancer treatment. He is also slightly depressed and is telling you about this herbal remedy, St. John’s Wort, he found on an internet forum. Which of the following is correct? 1.Anything from nature is good and harmless 2.St. John’s Wort can block metabolism of the cancer treatment and increase exposure, causing toxicity. 3.St. John’s Wort can increase metabolism of the cancer treatment and decrease exposure, causing loss of activity. 4.The patient could take his drug with grapefruit juice to counter the effect of the St. John’s Wort. 5.The patient should […]
On a sunny, lazy July afternoon at the family lakeside cabin, 10 year old Ethan is tossing a slobbery tennis ball to Daisy, the family’s dog. The dog bounds into the underbrush to retrieve an arrant throw. When the game is over, Ethan wraps his arms around Daisy and hugs her. A week later, Ethan wakes up his mother, Maureen, complaining that he itches. The right side of his face is red and covered with small bumps. Convinced that Ethan is just suffering from bug bites, Maureen gives him an antihistamine to relieve the itching. By morning, though, Ethan is […]
An older client was recently discharged from the hospital for evaluation of seizure activity. His history reveals that he has late-stage Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, hypertension, and type II diabetes mellitus, which is controlled by diet. He lives at home, where his wife and daughter take care of him. His discharge medications include phenytoin (Dilantin), 100 mg BID; hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL), 50 mg QD; levodopa (Sinemet), 25/100 TID; and haloperidol (Haldol), 1 mg before bed. The client has been referred for home care nursing follow-up. Questions: On the initial home visit by the nurse, what assessments should be made? The wife […]