Nurse Prescribing V150 a Case Study

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UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND NURSE PRESCRIBING V150 CASE STUDY COURSE: NURS09125 BANNER NUMBER: B00113677 DATE OF SUBMISSION 13/12/10 COURSE LEADER FRANCES DOWNER WORD COUNT: 3745 CONTENTS PAGE 1. INTRODUCTION & GENERAL OVERVIEW, Pgs3-4. 2. ASSESSMENT PROCESS, Pgs 5-8 3. TREATMENT OPTIONS, Pgs 9-12. 4. EVALUATION, Pgs 13-16 5. CONCLUSION. Pg 17 6. COPY OF PRESCRIPTION, Pg 18 7. REFERENCE SECTION, Pgs 19-23 8. BIBLIOGRAPHY, Pg 24. INTRODUCTION In the following case study, the author will discuss the issues surrounding a seventy-year-old female with a chronic neuropathic ulcer on the sole of her right foot and the rationale and implications of…show more content…
The district nursing team were now to be responsible for the wound care of an ulcer on the sole of her right foot on her impending discharge. She had previously attended the practice nurse and a podiatry service based within her local clinic. Due to a change in circumstances, she was now clearly housebound for the near future due to mobility issues. Prior to an arranged visit, the patient had called the nurse to advise her that she was pyrexial and was experiencing a pain in her right foot that was different from her normal neuropathic pain, which was often problematic. She was also finding it difficult to mobilise and was disinclined for diet but was taking oral fluids. ASSESSMENT The author read Mrs. X’s medical notes prior to their initial consultation to afford herself the knowledge she required should she need to prescribe for her when fully qualified. It was evident from reading her medical notes that there were a few considerations to take note of before commencing any treatment, such as her medical history, drug history and allergies. Her past medical history consisted of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, which was diet controlled, hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis and raynauds syndrome. Mrs X’s current drug regime included, Rosuvastatin 10mg nightly, Perindopril 4mg daily, Amitriptyline 50 mg nightly and Co-codamol 30/500 2 tablets every 4-6 hours for pain. Further questioning confirmed that there were no herbal

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