A. Pathophysiology of HYPERTENSION: (1 paragraph) Include information in regards to the pathophysiology related to the main diagnosis or illness process. This will help to understand the diagnosis.
B. Leadership / Professional Role: Identify the specific person that drove this plan of care and developed the management, while including detail in how you advocated for the patient. Also, include
how you identified your advocacy for the role of the Nurse Practitioner. Include how an individualized approach was applied to this patients care.
C. Pharmacology information (1 paragraph): LOPRESSOR – Please include the classification of the drug, mechanism of action, excretion, side effects and interactions, why this particular drug is
being prescribed for this particular disease, what is this drug intended to treat. What other drug could be chosen instead that would work? Keep in mind the cost and convenience for the patient.
This should be about a paragraph in length stated in the way that you would use to educate your patient regarding the medication. It is not acceptable to copy and paste from your pharmacology
resource or text. Please cite resources used.
D. Clinical Decision Making—-> The final section summarizes your critical thinking, decision-making, and diagnostic reasoning skills and is a mandatory additional requirement of this assignment.
It is a reflection of the thought process you used in caring for the patient. Follow the directions under each section and label each area as appropriate. ALL information should be in your words.
Do not cut and paste information obtained.
E. Critical Thinking / Clinical Decision Making: (1 paragraph) In this section, include the top 2-3 differential diagnosis. This is an area that you would want to discuss what led to the diagnosis
and how you ruled out certain other differential diagnosis. You may want to include why a particular treatment was chosen, perhaps despite what the books and references say. You need to provide
evidence that you are referring to your available resources and not just deferring to your preceptor. Address any personal biases related to aging, development, and independence that might
interfere with delivering the quality of care.
F. Evidence-based practice (1-2 paragraphs) Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is a thoughtful integration of the best available evidence, coupled with clinical expertise. As such it enables health
practitioners to address healthcare questions with an evaluative and qualitative approach. EBP allows the practitioner to assess current and past research, clinical guidelines, and other
information resources in order to identify relevant literature while differentiating between high-quality and low-quality findings. The practice of Evidence-Based Practice includes five fundamental
steps; • Formulating a well-built question •