You will be given a case study of a fictional patient coming in to receive dental treatment. Included in the case study will be the pertinent dental findings, dental treatment options being considered for the patient, medical history, and the medications the patient is currently taking. The paper should be written as a presentation to other clinicians working on the case and should include the following information:
Generic and proprietary names for all drugs in the history
Pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of all drugs which includes an explanation of which class of drugs the agent belongs to, how it works within the body’s physiology, and how it is handled by body systems.
Therapeutic uses of the drugs, specifying which use applies to your patient.
Possible drug interactions of other medications being taken.
How the medications will affect planned dental treatment (i.e. appointment scheduling, anesthetics used, medications to be prescribed, possible alteration of dental treatment).
Any advice you might offer the patient given the medications they are taking that might improve oral health or oral hygiene.
Your term paper must between 4 and 6 pages and submitted in Word doc. format, double-spaced with 1″ margins on all sides using 11 pt. Calibri (Body) font. Be sure to include a “References section” listing all texts, articles, or internet sources used. Provide a clear explanation of the medications, as well as their effects on the proposed treatment and on the patient’s condition. It should be written in your own words to reflect your understanding of the topics discussed rather than a rewording of the information found online about the drugs.
Pharmacology Term Paper
Pharmacology Term Paper
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSpelling and Grammar
2 or fewer errors
3 or 4 errors
4 – 6 errors
more than 6 errors
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePharmacology
Includes all drug names, pharmakodynamics, and pharmacokinetics of each listed medication.
Lacking complete information on 1 prescribed medication
Lacking complete information on 2 prescribed medications.
Lacking complete information on 3 prescribed medications
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTherapeutic Uses and Drug Interactions
Includes reason patient is using each medication and all possible interactions between agents.
Lacking therapeutic use of 1 medication or misses 1 interaction
Lacking therapeutic use of 2 medications or misses 2 interactions
Lacking uses or interactions for more than two drugs
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEffects on Planned Treatment
Includes all possible limitations to treatment the drugs may impose, if there are any.
Fails to include mention of one of the significant treatment limitations
Fails to include mention of two treatment limitations
Fails to include any mention of possible treatment limitations
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAdvice for Patient
Includes comprehensive recommendations to the patient on maintaining oral health while using these medications
Fails to include one of the significant recommendations to the patient on maintaining oral health while using these medications
Fails to include two or more of the significant recommendations to the patient on maintaining oral health while using these medications
Fails to list any recommendations to the patient
Total Points: 100.0