Assessment of a patient’s medication use is integral to managing the care and prevention of adverse drug outcomes and ensuring appropriate drug responses; this is particularly important when certain genotypes or variants in the individual’s genome impact drug dosage and management. Genetic services should be given by individual genetic experts or a team of professionals that often includes physicians, geneticists, genetic counselors, and advanced practice nurses in genetics (Goolsby & Grubbs, 2015). NPs should seek ongoing training to ensure knowledge and skills are obtained to meet the core competencies required to transform genetics/ genomics into health care at all levels, including
health, illness, disease risk, and treatment response. This warrants NPs to be competent in obtaining a comprehensive family history, identifying family members at risk for developing a genomic condition and genomic-influenced drug responses, educating clients/ patients on genetic/genomic tests and therapies (Goolsby & Grubbs, 2015). References Burns, C. E., Starr, N. B., Dunn, A. M. N., Blosser, C. G., Brady, M. A., & Garzon, D. L. (2017 ). Pediatric primary care. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.. [South University]. Retrieved from Goolsby, M. J., Grubbs, L. (2015). Advanced Assessment: Interpreting Findings and Formulating Differential Diagnoses with DavisPlus Resources (n.d.). Retrieved from - general-principles-and-standard-measurements?search=pediaric vital signs&source=search_result&selectedTitle=1~150&usage_type=default&display_rank=1 Tze Ping Loh, Ranieri, M. E., & Metz, M. P. (2014). Derivation of Pediatric Within-Individual Biological Variation by Indirect Sampling Method. American Journal of Clinical Pathology , 142 (5), 657.
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