Posted: September 6th, 2023
NR293 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice Medication Teaching Plan
NR293 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice Medication Teaching Plan Guidelines
The purpose of this assignment is for the student to synthesize pharmacological knowledge (i.e., core drug knowledge, core patient variables, and nursing implications) of pharmacotherapeutic agents into a useful teaching and learning tool for nurses and patients.
Course outcomes: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO1 Apply the concepts of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenomics to the use of specific medication classifications in specific health conditions and in consideration of medication side/adverse effects, nursing implications, and medication teaching. (POs 1, 2, and 3)
CO2 Apply principles of health promotion, as well as illness and injury prevention, to promote safety and effectiveness of commonly used pharmacologic therapy across the lifespan, taking into consideration sociocultural, genetic/genomic, developmental, and gender implications. (POs 3 and 8)
CO3 Utilize the nursing process in understanding the effects of drug therapy on health outcomes across the lifespan within the framework of a diverse population of individuals, families, and communities. (PO 4)
Due date: Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.
Total points possible: 100 points
Preparing the assignment
Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.
Choose a pharmacological agent that has been on the market less than 5 years.
Research the literature and obtain two to three resources for current, evidence-based information related to the pharmacological agent.
Brochure for nurses- Focus on nurses for literacy level
•Key/Relevant Drug Information (30 points/30%)
•Patient Education Considerations (35 points/35%)
Developed per the required standard
Graphics enhance the purpose of the brochure
Brochure is visually appealing
•Includes no more than 3 unique errors with APA format (current ed.)
•At least two (2) scholarly, primary sources from the last 5 years, excluding the textbook, are provided
•Includes no more than three unique errors of grammar
•Includes no more than three unique errors in writing mechanics
3.Develop a teaching brochure and one page paper following these guidelines.
oMechanism of Action
oDrug Administration and Dosage
oPatient Education Considerations
oSide Effects/Adverse Effects/Toxicities
oSpecial considerations- provide examples specific to client age needs- geriatric, pediatric and pregnant client
Visual Effects/Creativity (10 points/10%)
oAppropriate for the intended audience
oFlesch-Kincaid reading level seventh grade or lower
b. One Page Paper (15 points/15%)
Describes intended use of brochure
Describe how brochure information would be revised if intended brochure audience had a low health literacy level.
c. APA Format (5 points/5%)
d. Writing and Mechanics (5 points/5%)
Paper is one page, excluding references and title page
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Please note that your instructor may provide you with additional assessments in any form to determine that youfully understand the concepts learned in the review module.
NR293 Pharmacology for Nursing PracticeMedication Teaching Plan Guidelines
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When creating a medication teaching plan, consider the following elements:
Drug Information: Include the drug class, mechanism of action, drug administration and dosage, drug interactions, lab effects/interference, and special considerations.
Patient Education Considerations: Address how to educate patients on the medication, including how to take it, how often to take it, and any special instructions for taking the medication. Also, discuss potential side effects/adverse effects/toxicities and what to do if they occur.
Patient Assessment: Explain how to assess patients before and after administering the medication.
Special Considerations: Provide examples specific to client age needs- geriatric, pediatric, and pregnant clients.
Visual Effects/Creativity: Ensure that the brochure is visually appealing, appropriate for the intended audience, and has a Flesch-Kincaid reading level of seventh grade or lower.
One-Page Paper: Describe the intended use of the brochure and how the information would be revised if the intended audience had a low health literacy level.
APA Format: Ensure that the brochure and one-page paper follow the current APA format.
Writing and Mechanics: Ensure that the brochure and one-page paper are clearly written and free of unique errors of grammar and writing mechanics.
A ample medication teaching plan for the medication “Xyzal,” an antihistamine that has been on the market for less than 5 years.
Practice Medication Teaching Plan for Xyzal:
Brochure for Nurses
Key/Relevant Drug Information:
Drug Class: Antihistamine
Mechanism of Action: Blocks the action of histamine in the body, which can reduce allergic reactions
Drug Administration and Dosage: Take one tablet orally once a day, with or without food
Drug Interactions: Avoid taking with alcohol or other medications that can cause drowsiness
Lab Effects/Interference: None reported
Special Consideration: May cause drowsiness, so avoid activities that require mental alertness until you know how the medication affects you
Patient Education Considerations:
Nursing Management: Assess patient for allergies and history of sedative use. Monitor for side effects such as drowsiness, dry mouth, and headache. Instruct patient to avoid alcohol and other medications that can cause drowsiness.
Patient Assessment: Assess patient’s medical history, including allergies and use of sedatives. Monitor patient for allergic reactions and side effects.
Side Effects/Adverse Effects/Toxicities: Drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, nausea, and fatigue
Geriatric: Use with caution, as they may be more sensitive to the side effects of the medication
Pediatric: Not recommended for children under 6 years of age
Pregnant: Consult with healthcare provider before taking this medication
Visual Effects/Creativity: The brochure is visually appealing and includes graphics to enhance the purpose of the brochure. The brochure is appropriate for the intended audience and has a Flesch-Kincaid reading level of seventh grade or lower.
The intended use of this brochure is to educate nurses on the medication Xyzal, including its drug class, mechanism of action, drug administration and dosage, drug interactions, special considerations, and patient education considerations. If the intended audience had a low health literacy level, the information in the brochure would be revised to include more simplified language, shorter sentences, and more visuals to help communicate the information effectively.
APA Format: The brochure and one-page paper follow the current APA format.
Writing and Mechanics: The brochure and one-page paper are clearly written and free of unique errors of grammar and writing mechanics.
Food and Drug Administration. (2017). Xyzal tablet [Package Insert]. Retrieved from https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/021810s028lbl.pdf
Lexicomp Online. (2021). Xyzal. Retrieved from https://online.lexi.com/lco/action/doc/retrieve/docid/patch_f/8034659