Wk 1 discussion.docx - Post a description of the case you selected Then describe factors that might have influenced pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic

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Post a description of the case you selected. Then, describe factors that might have influenced pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes of the patient from the case you selected. Finally, explain details of the personalized plan of care that you would develop based on influencing factors and patient history in your case. Patient Scenario As nurses and providers we are exposed to different people every day in our career. It is truly remarkable to sit down and actually think about the calculation of people that we encounter throughout our lifetime, specifically in our nursing career. It is important to understand the underlying chemistry of the human body when handing pharmacologic agents. Every person in the universe is composed of cells and different genetic components. It is safe to assume then, as a nurse practitioner, that people react to drugs differently and we must be prepared to react to their needs. As I was preparing this assignment today at work, a coworker of mine was asking me some questions in regards to this father who is chronically ill with lung cancer and mental illnesses. This patient is 65 years old. He is hepatitis C positive and has a past medical history of hypertension, alcoholism, recreational drug use, smoking.
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