39-year-old Hispanic female with headaches for the past two weeks. She is new to you, but she has been to the office 3 times in the past 4 weeks. Your partner put her on HCTZ for a blood pressure of 188/90. Today, her blood pressure is 180/74, and her heart rate is 90. She continues to have headaches. Her lab work had the following abnormalities: Her lipid profile shows total cholesterol of 325, HDL of 30, LDL of 78, and triglycerides 322, A1C 8, and BMI of 33.********* To prepare: Review the chapter that discusses rational drug selection, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension in the text (Woo & Robinson). Consider the medications that are used for patients with diseases outlined in the patient problems listed above, taking into consideration age, gender, and culture. Think about the pathophysiology of comorbid diseases. To complete: Write a minimum 4-page paper in APA format (excluding cover page and references) that addresses the following: (1)Briefly describe the disease processes of your chosen patient. (2)Describe the approach to the pharmacological treatment plan for the patient that should optimize this patient’s health. (3)Describe your optimal goal for your chosen patient and discuss the national guidelines that support your goals. (4)Describe the potential pharmacological interactions of your chosen plan and the education necessary for the patient in regards to these potential interactions. (5)Describe the interdisciplinary team that might be involved in the care of the patient and how working collaboratively as a team affects patient outcomes. (6)Discuss the nonpharmacological educational needs for this patient. (7)Discuss the health maintenance needs for this patient to maintain optimized health. (8)Include four or more appropriate scholarly sources from the last five years throughout the paper.


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