University of Nairobi Pharmac

After graduating from nursing school and passing your boards, you accepted a position as an RN in the emergency center at Rasmussen General Hospital (RGH). In the weeks ahead, your emergency center plans to implement a new initiative where clients diagnosed with low-risk deep vein thrombosis (DVT) will be sent home on 3 months of oral anticoagulation therapy with rivaroxaban.

Historically, clients diagnosed with DVTs in the emergency center were admitted to the hospital’s observation unit. However, when surveyed about their experiences, many clients reported that this was costly, time-consuming, and inconvenient. Under RGH’s new program, emergency center nurses will be responsible for educating clients about their new medication and administering the first dose to the client before discharge.

As part of this new initiative, all emergency center nurses at RGH must be trained to properly educate these clients on all aspects of their new medication regimen. Because you have demonstrated a keen interest in pharmacology, your manager has asked you to develop the educational tools that will be used to train the nurses at RGH.

It’s worth noting that the standard dosing for all low-risk DVTs is as follows:

15 mg BID, 12 hours apart, for 21 days

After 21 days, use 20 mg once per day

After 90 days, the client will follow up in the       thrombosis clinic to evaluate if they meet criteria for discontinuing the       medication

Assignment Instructions

Your manager explained that all of the emergency center nurses at RGH will be educated in small groups through a short, in-service training session. You have been asked to develop a professional-looking PowerPoint presentation that the trainers will use to guide the in-service sessions. Your PowerPoint will need to:

Be professional-looking (show current evidence-based       practices), have a title slide, and 10-15 content slides.

Use the Speaker Notes feature in PowerPoint to reduce       the amount of text that appears on the content slides.

  • The Speaker Notes for each slide will contain the text       that will guide what the trainer will say while presenting the slides       during the in-service.

The speaker notes should be written in full sentence       format. The speak notes should show comprehension of the material, this       means the speaker notes should add additional information to the notes on       the slide; they should explain definitions, diagrams, and provide       examples. The speaker notes should be easy to understand and follow. The       speaker notes should add to the presentation and not be directly copied       from the content slides. (Speaker notes should follow APA guidelines)

  • The Speak Notes need to be copied onto a word document       and submitted through grammeraly.

The content slides themselves should be clear and easy       to understand; they serve as an outline so the audience can follow along       with what is being presented (Slide should follow APA guidelines)

  • Both slides and speaker notes should be written using       proper spelling/grammar and at a level that would be appropriate for the       audience.

Remember the purpose of the training is to help nurses       learn about this medication so they can educate their clients about the       use of a medication. With that in mind, it may be helpful to provide       examples of how to explain the information to a client in an       easy-to-understand way without complicated, technical terms.

Include APA formatted in-text citations on each slide       as well as in the speaker notes. This assignment requires 3 scholarly       references and present the sources in APA format on a References       slide.

Contain content addressing the items below.


State the drug name and its therapeutic category

Pharmacodynamics (how does this drug work? How does it       affect the body?)

Pharmacokinetics (how is this drug absorbed,       distributed, metabolized, and excreted; why is this information important       to the nurse?).

Discuss dosage, scheduling, route, and length of       therapy.

Describe what clients can expect regarding their       therapeutic response and when it should develop

Introduce non-drug measures that clients can do to       enhance their therapeutic response (e.g., specific diet to follow,       exercise requirements, substances to avoid, special precautions to take,       etc.)

  • Side Effects, Adverse Effects, and Interactions

Explain the symptoms of common side effects, and what       clients can do to minimize any discomfort. Ask yourself what can nurses       do to prevent and/or treat some of the common side effects listed?

  • Explain the symptoms of any major adverse effects.       What should clients do if they experience them?How can clients prevent       these major adverse effects? How can nurses assess for these adverse       effects? How can nurses prevent and/or treat these adverse effects?

List the major adverse drug-drug interactions and       drug-food interactions that clients need to be made aware of

  • Follow-up Care

Provide information regarding when clients should call       their doctor for advice (e.g., questions, non-urgent symptoms, unpleasant       side effects, etc.)

  • Emphasize any symptoms for which clients should seek       immediate care (e.g., when to go to the emergency center or call 911)

The following items need to be turned in to complete this assignment:

  • The power-point presentation with speaker notes

The word document with the speaker notes

  • The Grammeraly Report with both plagiarism and grammar       report

Each student needs to complete their peer evaluation

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