Current diet and liquid intake should be assessed and if fatigue or weakness is

Current diet and liquid intake should be assessed and

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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.
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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
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