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NRP555 Adult And Geriatric Management I

Week 1 Discussion

Polypharmacy

Some providers may treat adults and older patients the same. Polypharmacy is a common health concern among older adults. Dealing with polypharmacy can be challenging, especially when patients are seeing multiple providers. It is essential to consider strategies and tools to address this topic.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Define polypharmacy.

What are some strategies you will use to reduce the risk of polypharmacy?

Discuss the various tools available to providers that can be used as a guide to identify and assess issues related to polypharmacy.

 

NRP555 Adult And Geriatric Management I

Week 2 Discussion

Coding/Billing

Watch Documentation on Coding: Building Your Sundae webinar from the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium. You can review the slide deck.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

What were the key points you learned from the webinar, and how will you apply them to practice as an NP? In your response, make sure to discuss the foundation of reimbursement, the differences in coding by medical decision-making vs time, and APRN value in various payment models.

 

NRP555 Adult And Geriatric Management I

Week 3 Discussion

Evidence-Based Guidelines

Pick one of the following topics:

Otitis media

Sinusitis

Pharyngitis

 Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Which national organizations could you go to for these treatment guidelines?

Discuss first-line treatment using evidence-based practice support.

 

NRP555 Adult And Geriatric Management I

Week 4 Discussion

COPD

Imagine you are examining a 65-year-old man who smokes 40 packs of cigarettes in a year. He complains of shortness of breath. Spirometry finds he has severe obstructive nonreversible lung disease.

Cite your references according to APA guidelines.

 Pick one of the following:

COPD

Asthma

Pneumonia

 Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Review the GOLD Guidelines. What are the criteria for diagnosing a patient with COPD?

Review the GINA Guidelines. What are the criteria needed to classify a patient with asthma?

 

NRP555 Adult And Geriatric Management I

Week 5 Discussion

Neurology and Cardiology

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

What guidelines on hypertension management are important for you to become familiar with as you decide on evidence-based treatment for your patient?

What medication classes are first line when treating high blood pressure?

Give a compelling example of when you might deviate from a first-line option.

 

NRP555 Adult And Geriatric Management I

Week 6 Discussion

American College of Cardiology

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

It is important to identify atrial fibrillation in primary care.

What are the first-line drug classes used in the treatment of stable atrial fib?

Research the CHADs tool used for screening for anticoagulation. What is the utility of using this tool in atrial fib?

 

NRP555 Adult And Geriatric Management I

Week 7 Discussion

The American Diabetes Association

Pick one microvascular (retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy) and one macrovascular (cerebrovascular disease, cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease) complication associated with diabetes.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Using the most current ADA evidence-based guidelines, outline the treatment plan for managing the microvascular and macrovascular complication.

 

NRP555 Adult And Geriatric Management I

Week 8 Discussion

Clinical Endocrinologists

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Discuss an evidence-based guideline related to an endocrine condition.

How will this guideline help you make decisions about appropriate health care for your patients?

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