Week 3: Assignment – Medication Guide

Week 3: Assignment – Medication Guide

Week 3: Assignment

Understanding that prescribing medication is not the same for all individuals is imperative to becoming a safe and effective psychiatric nurse practitioner. In clinical practice, you will see many patients in different stages of their lives and need to consider these in developing your prescribing treatment plan.

For this Assignment, you will choose a vulnerable patient and develop a 2- to 3-page Medication Guide for them and their family. In your guide, you will consider their ages, birth-assigned sex, FDA approvals, and considerations for increased or decreased risk for side effects. You will choose the most appropriate medication for each of these individuals. Support your answers with evidence-based, peer-reviewed scholarly literature. APA style format title page, citations and references will apply.

Note: You will not set up this Medication Guide as a paragraph-formatted paper but, instead, as a creative, visually appealing guide.

RESOURCES

 

TO PREPARE FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT:

  • Select a vulnerable patient from the list provided.
  • Consider age, birth-assigned sex, FDA approvals, and risk and side-effect consideration.
  • Select the most appropriate medication for your selected patient based upon the information
  • Review the textbook for commonly prescribed antidepressants, Fast Facts for Psychopharmacology for Nurse Practitioners.
  • Conduct research through the FDA website ff->.
  • Review prescriber information for professionals of the medications.

Note: These can be located free online with web search.

  • Review national guidelines for prescribing for these vulnerable individuals:
  • Depression Treatments for Adults
  • Depression Treatments for Older Adults ff->
  • Depression Treatments for Children and Adolescents ff>

THE ASSIGNMENT

 

Step 1: Choose one of the following vulnerable patients to create a Medication Guide for the patient:

  • Patient 1: 26-year-old female with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder and social anxiety disorder who is increasing in isolation and poor self-care. She is in her third trimester of pregnancy.
  • Patient 2: 16-year-old male with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder, severe. He has seen a therapist weekly for the past 6 months and has had minimal change in symptoms. He has expressed thoughts of wanting to die.
  • Patient 3: 72-year-old male with diagnosis of major depressive disorder and panic disorder. He has cardiac history and takes antihypertensive medications.

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  • Patient 4: 8-year-old Asian female with a diagnosis of severe depressive disorder presents to the office with a report of worsening symptoms. She has never taken psychotropic medication before.

 

Step 2: Create a Medication Guide for a patient. In your guide, you should provide the following specific instructions for the patient:

  • Describe the chosen classification of medications, from the classification category, for your chosen vulnerable patient. Explain your rationale for your
  • Explain what dose you would start the chosen medication with and the frequency.
  • Discuss how the medication works to treat their
  • Explain how long they should take the medication.
  • Discuss the typical or common side effects of the medication.
  • Explain the urgent or emergent considerations for the patient taking the medication.

 

The Medication Guide should also include:

  • Directions you would provide the patient on how to take the prescribed medication
  • Instructions on what the patient should do if a medication dose is missed
  • List of any other medications, over-the-counter medications, and/or supplements/herbals the patient should avoid while taking the prescribed medication
  • List of foods the patient should avoid when taking this medication
  • Date when the patient should return for follow-up visit with you
  • Discussion about the legal and ethical considerations for the medication being prescribed
  • Answers in consideration of Social Determinants of Health on how you would:
  • Assist the patient who cannot not afford to pay financially for the medication you are recommending/prescribing; and/or
  • Has difficulty with transportation that impacts their ability to present for regular appointments with you
  • Discuss how financial hardship and lack of transportation could relate to Social Determinants of Health, as well as why they are important considerations for you as a prescriber.

 

BY DAY 7 OF WEEK 3

Submit by Day 7 of Week 3.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

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NURS_6630_Week3_Assignment_Rubric

 

Criteria Ratings Pts

 

 

Selected patient guide describes how the medication works, length of use, side effects, and other considerations. The student patient guide addresses all of the specific information for the patient as outlined in the Assignment directions.

The medication guide is accurate in information and written for the appropriate patient audience. The medication guide is creative and visually appealing.

40 to >29.0 pts Excellent

The response comprehensively and clearly explains medication use. The response clearly addresses all the specific information for the patient as outlined in the Assignment directions.

10 to >7.0 pts Excellent

The medication guide is accurate in information and written for the appropriate patient audience. The medication guide is creative and visually appealing.

29 to >19.0 pts Good

The response clearly explains medication use. The response clearly addresses 75% of the specific information for the patient as outlined in the Assignment directions.

7 to >4.0 pts Good

The medication guide is accurate in information and written for the appropriate patient audience. The medication guide shows some creativity and/or some visually appealing.

19 to >9.0 pts Fair

The response vaguely explains medication use. The response clearly addresses 50% of the specific information for the patient as outlined in the Assignment directions.

4 to >1.0 pts Fair

The medication guide contains some inaccurate information. Not written for the appropriate patient audience. The medication guide does not show creativity and/or is not visually appealing.

9 to >0 pts Poor

The response includes inaccurate and vague examples that does not explain medication use, or it is missing. The response clearly addresses 25% of the specific information or does not address the specific information for the patient as outlined in the Assignment directions.

1 to >0 pts Poor

1 The medication guide is not accurate in information and appropriate for the patient audience. The submission is not designed as a patient guide, but the submission is a written paper.

 

Ethical and Legal considerations are discussed.

20 to >18.0 pts Excellent

The response comprehensively and clearly explains both the ethical and legal considerations of medication use.

18 to >15.0 pts Good

The response clearly explains one of the ethical and/or legal considerations of medication use.

15 to >10.0 pts Fair

The response vaguely explains one of the ethical and/or legal considerations of medication use.

10 to >0 pts Poor

The response includes inaccurate and vague examples that do not explain the ethical and legal considerations of the medication use, or it is missing.

Social determinants of health

considerations are applied regarding financial

20 to >18.0 pts Excellent

The response comprehensively and

18 to >15.0 pts Good

The response clearly explains

15 to >10.0 pts                      10 to >0 pts

Fair                                                   Poor

The response                 The response

vaguely explains          includes inaccurate

 

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Criteria

responsibility and ability to attend appointments.

Written Expression and Formatting—English writing standards: Correct grammar,

mechanics, and proper punctuation

clearly explains considerations for social determinants of health.

5 to >4.0 pts Excellent

Uses correct grammar,

spelling, and punctuation with

no errors.

and vague examples that do not explain considerations for social determinants of health, or it is missing.

1 to >0 pts Poor

Contains many (five or more) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.

 

 

 

Written Expression and Formatting: The submission contains an APA format for title page, citations, and Reference List.

5 to >4.0 pts Excellent

Uses correct APA format for title page, citations, and reference list with no errors.

4 to >3.0 pts Good

Contains one or two APA format errors with title page, citations, and reference list.

3 to >1.0 pts Fair

Contains three or four APA format errors with title page, citations, and reference list.

1 to >0 pts Poor

Missing APA format title page, citations, and/or reference list.

 

 

Total Points: 100


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