2. A 62-year-old woman has been diagnosed with hyperlipidemia. Her total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides are significantly elevated. She has been trying diet and exercise for the last 6 months but her lipid levels remain elevated. Her family medical history is significant for both parents dying of cardiac disease and her brother age, 60 has just had an MI. She has also been diagnosed with atherosclerosis with moderate plaques noted in her right carotid artery.
a. What will you order including any diagnostic tests labs?
b. What are the guidelines you need to give her to prevent complications or adverse effects?
c. Discuss pathophysiology of the disease or physiology of the organism that the drug(s) are addressing.
d. Rationales for using the specific orders, emphasize the APRN role in the assessment, diagnosis, and pharmacological interventions of clients. e. Indications, contraindications of the drug(s)
f. List the prices of three drugs to treat the selected problem from two different pharmacies.
g. Describe in detail the instructions the patient should receive for the selected drug(s). Write this at a fifth-grade level.