NUR6521 Week 1 Discussion.docx - NUR6521 Week 1 Forum To Prepare Review the Resources for this module and consider the principles of pharmacokinetics

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NUR6521 Week 1 Forum To Prepare Review the Resources for this module and consider the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Reflect on your experiences, observations, and/or clinical practices from the last 5 years and think about how pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic factors altered his or her anticipated response to a drug. Consider factors that might have influenced the patient’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes, such as genetics (including pharmacogenetics), gender, ethnicity, age, behavior, and/or possible pathophysiological changes due to disease. Think about a personalized plan of care based on these influencing factors and patient history in your case study. Post a description of the patient case from your experiences, observations, and/or clinical practice from the last 5 years. Then, describe factors that might have influenced pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes of the patient you identified. Finally, explain details of the personalized plan of care that you would develop based on influencing factors and patient history in your case. Be specific and provide examples. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics “Pharmacokinetics is currently defined as the study of the time course of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion” (Craig, 2013, p.3). “Pharmacodynamics refers to the relationship between drug concentration at the site of action and the resulting effect, including the time course and intensity of therapeutic and adverse effects (Craig, 2013, p.5). In one’s role as a healthcare professional the administration of medications can at times not meet the expectations, or in certain circumstances reactions can change the effects of certain medications.
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