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Current diet and liquid intake should be assessed and if fatigue or weakness is present. I would ask Mr. JD if anything worsens or helps his symptoms and also if he or anyone in his home smokes. Lab work requested would be a CBC. • Would you treat Mr. JDs cold? Why or why not?I would treat this patient’s “cold” since it has persisted for 2 weeks with worsening symptoms. Mr. JD is diagnosed with an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)/Sinusitis. Many times URIs start with a viral infection but symptoms lasting beyond 10 days could develop into a bacterial infection. The most common bacterial organisms causing sinusitis are Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenza, and Moraxella catarrhalis (Woo & Robinson, 2015). • What would you prescribe and for how many days? Include the class of the medication, mechanism of action, route, the half-life; how it is metabolized in and eliminated from the body; and contraindications and black box warnings.
Due to the most likely bacterial cause of sinusitis in children and adults Amoxicillin would be the preferred therapy. Rx for Amoxicillin 500mg PO every 8 hours for 14 days. Therapeutic Class: Antibiotics, Pharmacologic Class: Aminopenicillins. The