As an advanced practice nurse, it is your responsibility to recommend appropriate treatment options for patients with cardiovascular disorders. To ensure the safety and effectiveness of drug therapy, advanced practice nurses must consider aspects that might influence pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes such as medical history, other drugs currently prescribed, and individual patient factors.
Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:
The scenario for your assignment this week is listed below. For the assignment, select one the following factors: genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, or behavior factors. Explain how this factor affects pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamicsand make recommendations for changes to pharmacotherapythat are required to optimize this patient’s therapeutic plan.
Patient AO is a 50 year-old African-American male that has a history of obesity and has recently gained 9 pounds. The patient has been diagnosed with hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Drugs currently prescribed include the following: