discuss a patient to whom you would prescribe this medication.
Intravenous-to-Oral Switch Therapy: Read the following articles to enhance your knowledge of commonly prescribed medications:
Scheinfeld, N. & Chanddrasekar, P. (2015). Intravenous-to-Oral Switch Therapy. Retrieved from: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/237521-overview
All of the following groups of medications are commonly prescribed in the acute care setting. Choose one of the topics below to discuss. If it is a medication group, select a specific drug within that group. (This is a good way for you to prepare for clinical practice, because you will get to know the drugs you will prescribe for patients.). Focus your discussion on the hospital or ICU setting and IV usage.
Cephalosporin generation 1
Cephalosporin generation 2
Cephalosporin generation 3
Note: When sharing your initial post, select a topic that has not yet been discussed. If all topics have been discussed, then you may select that topic again, but select a different drug within the medication group.
For this Discussion, address 1 of the following options.
Post by day 3:
Option 1: Post a description of a patient you have taken care of (inpatient as an RN, or as an NP student) who has been prescribed the medication you selected. Include the scenario, indication, dosing, complications, and outcome. Then explain whether or not you would have ordered the same drug and same dose.
Option 2: Conduct an evidence-based drug search on the drug you selected and post an explanation of any possible issues. Are there any drug interactions? Any black box warnings? To what type of patient would you prescribe this medication?
Option 3: Post an explanation of the properties of the drug you selected, including usages and dosing in the hospital or ICU. Discuss a patient to whom you would prescribe this medication. Note: To be considered as one of your required responses, your pharmacology rationale must include a supporting reference.