Advanced Pharmacology

This week, you will evaluate patients for the treatment of neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders by focusing on specific patient case studies through a decision tree exercise. You will analyze the decisions you will make in the decision tree exercise and reflect on your experiences in proposing the recommended actions to address the health needs in the patient case study.Learning ObjectivesStudents will:• Evaluate patients for treatment of neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders• Analyze decisions made throughout the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders• Justify decisions made throughout the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurologic and musculoskeletal disordersFor your Assignment, your Instructor will assign you one of the decision tree interactive media pieces provided in the Resources. As you examine the patient case studies in this module’s Resources, consider how you might assess and treat patients presenting symptoms of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.To Prepare• Review the interactive media piece assigned by your Instructor. • Reflect on the patient’s symptoms and aspects of the disorder presented in the interactive media piece.• Consider how you might assess and treat patients presenting with the symptoms of the patient case study you were assigned.• You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the diagnosis and treatment for this patient. Reflect on potential co-morbid physical as well as patient factors that might impact the patient’s diagnosis and treatment.By Day 7 of Week 8Write a 1- to 2-page summary paper that addresses the following:• Briefly summarize the patient case study you were assigned, including each of the three decisions you took for the patient presented.• Based on the decisions you recommended for the patient case study, explain whether you believe the decisions provided were supported by the evidence-based literature. Be specific and provide examples. Be sure to support your response with evidence and references from outside resources.• What were you hoping to achieve with the decisions you recommended for the patient case study you were assigned? Support your response with evidence and references from outside resources.• Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with each of the decisions and the results of the decision in the exercise. Describe whether they were different. Be specific and provide examples.• Use and cite at least 4 sources for the assignment.• Please discuss each medication option listed in Decision Point 1. Why did you not choose the alternative options? What is the mechanism of action for each medication? What are first line FDA approved medications for the disease state?• Case study assigned: YOU PICK• Under Required Media, feel free to go through both interactive scenarios as many times as you would like. Pick ONE to write your paper on and discuss the points above.http://cdnfiles.laureate.net/2dett4d/Walden/NURS/6521/05/mm/decision_trees/week_07/index.htmlLink to assignmenthttp://cdnfiles.laureate.net/2dett4d/Walden/NURS/6521/05/mm/decision_trees/week_07/index.htmlBriefly summarize the patient case study you were assigned, including each of the three decisions you took for the patient presented. Be specific.18 (18%) – 20 (20%)The response accurately and thoroughly summarizes in detail the patient case study assigned, including specific and complete details on each of the three decisions made for the patient presented.16 (16%) – 17 (17%)The response accurately summarizes the patient case study assigned, including details on each of the three decisions made for the patient presented.14 (14%) – 15 (15%)The response inaccurately or vaguely summarizes the patient case study assigned, including details on each of the three decisions made for the patient presented.0 (0%) – 13 (13%)The response inaccurately and vaguely summarizes the patient case study assigned, including details on each of the three decisions made for the patient presented, or is missing.Based on the decisions you recommended for the patient case study, explain whether you believe the decisions provided were supported by the evidence-based literature. Be specific and provide examples. Be sure to support your response with evidence and references from outside resources.23 (23%) – 25 (25%)The response accurately and thoroughly explains in detail how the decisions recommended for the patient case study are supported by the evidence-based literature. The response includes specific and relevant outside reference examples that fully support the explanation provided.20 (20%) – 22 (22%)The response accurately explains how the decisions recommended for the patient case study are supported by the evidence-based literature. The response includes relevant outside reference examples that lend support for the explanation provided that are accurate.18 (18%) – 19 (19%)The response inaccurately or vaguely explains how the decisions recommended for the patient case study are supported by the evidence-based literature. The response includes inaccurate or vague outside reference examples that may or may not lend support for the explanation provided or are misaligned to the explanation provided.0 (0%) – 17 (17%)The response inaccurately and vaguely explains how the decisions recommended for the patient case study are supported by the evidence-based literature, or is missing. The response includes inaccurate and vague outside reference examples that do not lend support for the explanation provided, or is missing.What were you hoping to achieve with the decisions you recommended for the patient case study you were assigned? Support your response with evidence and references from outside resources.18 (18%) – 20 (20%)The response accurately and thorough explains in detail what they were hoping to achieve with the decisions recommend for the patient case study assigned. The response includes specific and relevant outside reference examples that fully support the explanation provided.16 (16%) – 17 (17%)The response accurately explains what they were hoping to achieve with the decisions recommended for the patient case study assigned. The response includes relevant outside reference examples that lend support for the explanation provided that are accurate.14 (14%) – 15 (15%)The response inaccurately or vaguely explains what they were hoping to achieve with the decisions recommended for the patient case study assigned. The response includes inaccurate or vague outside reference examples that may or may not lend support for the explanation provided or are misaligned to the explanation provided.0 (0%) – 13 (13%)The response inaccurately and vaguely explains what they were hoping to achieve with the decisions recommended for the patient case study assigned, or is missing. The response includes inaccurate and vague outside reference examples that do not lend support for the explanation provided, or is missing.Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with each of the decisions and the results of the decisions in the exercise. Describe whether they were different. Be specific and provide examples.18 (18%) – 20 (20%)The response accurately and clearly explains in detail any differences between what they expected to achieve with each of the decisions and the results of the decisions in the exercise.The response provides specific, accurate, and relevant examples that fully support whether there were differences between the decisions made and the decisions available in the exercise.16 (16%) – 17 (17%)The response accurately explains any differences between what they expected to achieve with each of the decisions and the results of the decisions in the exercise.The response provides accurate examples that support whether there were differences between the decisions made and the decisions available in the exercise.14 (14%) – 15 (15%)The response inaccurately or vaguely explains any differences between what they expected to achieve with each of the decisions and the results of the decisions in the exercise.The response provides inaccurate or vague examples that may or may not support whether there were differences between the decisions made and the decisions available in the exercise.0 (0%) – 13 (13%)vaguely explains in detail any differences between what they expected to achieve with each of the decisions and the results of the decisions in the exercise, or is missing. The response provides inaccurate and vague examples that do not support whether there were differences between the decisions made and the decisions available in the exercise, or is missing.Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.5 (5%) – 5 (5%)Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity.4 (4%) – 4 (4%)Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time.3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%–79% of the time.0 (0%) – 3 (3%)Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity less than 60% of the time.Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation5 (5%) – 5 (5%)Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors4 (4%) – 4 (4%)Contains a few (1–2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)Contains several (3–4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors0 (0%) – 3 (3%)Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understandingWritten Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.5 (5%) – 5 (5%)Uses correct APA format with no errors4 (4%) – 4 (4%)Contains a few (1–2) APA format errors3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)Contains several (3–4) APA format errors0 (0%) – 3 (3%)

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