Pharmacological Treatments


Select a disease or health condition that requires pharmacological intervention. You may choose any disease or health condition you wish, but the disease or health condition must be relevant to nurses from a variety of settings (for example: ER, pediatrics, public health, et cetera).
Once you have selected a disease or health condition, create a PowerPoint presentation you could use in your lunch and learn session, including the following:

• Identify the disease or health condition you have chosen, along with the areas where nurses are likely to see it. (Do this in the agenda slide or next slide after the agenda.)
Pharmacological Agents Most Often Used
• Identifies the three drugs used most often used in the treatment of a disease or health condition and explains how the agents are typically used.
Types Of Actions, Side Effects, Indications, And Contraindications
• Explains the types of actions, side effects, indications, and contraindications that may be expected from a pharmacological treatment and discusses which may be serious or life threatening (or both).
Treatment Regime, Including Pharmacology, Most Often Prescribed
• Describes the treatment regime, including pharmacology, most often prescribed for a disease or health condition and explains how non-pharmacological treatments work in tandem with pharmacological treatments. This should include pharmacology but not be limited to pharmacology.
Treatment Regime Including Pharmacology
• Describes how a treatment regime, including pharmacology, may impact all aspects of a client’s lifestyle, including diet, physical activity, sleep patterns, moods, pain, memory, et cetera.
How To Monitor A Client Following A Prescribed Treatment Regime
• Describes how to monitor a client following a prescribed treatment regime, including pharmacology, in order to obtain a quality patient outcome and identifies specific warning signs that may require intervention.
The Controversies Related To A Pharmacological Agent
• Explains the controversies related to a pharmacological agent and compares the benefits to the risks.

Use the notes section of each slide to expand your points or draft your mock oral presentation (or both) and reference your resources. Use at least 5 peer-reviewed or professional resources to support your work in this assessment. Be sure your PowerPoint includes a title slide, a slide with your agenda or list of topics to be covered, and a reference slide. Follow current APA style and formatting guidelines for your citations and references.

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