Infection Case Study

  • Answer the following questions in three well-developed paragraphs (475–550 words) using APA formatting, integrating two evidence-based resources to include clinical practice guidelines as well as the course textbook. COURSE TEXTBOOK; Woo & Robinson Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers NOTE: when citing textbook(s) please include page numbers RR is 48-year-old Hispanic woman who comes to see you at the V. A. homeless clinic. The major complaint is a six-day history of worsening cough, productive of green sputum. There have been fever and chills with complaints of pain in the right mid-back with deep breathing or coughing. Further history reveals a history of tobacco use of one pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years. There is an incontainent health history as a result of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and homelessness. On examination, the skin is warm and clammy, pale; RR appears to not feel well; the temperature is 100.5° F; respiratory rate is 24 breaths per minute; pulse is 98 beats per minute; blood pressure is 120/75 mm Hg; and saturation of oxygen is 96 percent on room air by pulse oximetry. Auscultation of the lungs reveals rales in the right lower-posterior lung field. The remainder of the examination is within normal limits. ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING: What organism(s) do you most suspect and why? What antibiotic would you recommend to treat RR with and why? What is the mechanism of action of this antibiotic? Provide rationale Do you have any counseling points for RR?

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