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Week 9 Forum
Description of the patient’s health needs
Khatib et al. (2020) defined community-acquired pneumonia as a lower respiratory tract infection that affects the lung parenchyma at the beginning or during the initial 2 days that the patient is in the healthcare setting. The patient taken into account, in this case, is HH who is a male patient aged 68 years. The patient has been admitted for the past three days and the history of the patient indicates that he has had COPD, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and issues of diabetes. The medication that is used by the patient at the moment is empiric antibiotics. The patient has lost appetite and does not take meals are required. The other issue of concern that is seen in the patient is that he is complaining of issues of nausea and vomiting. The patient is presented to be allergic to penicillin since he has rashes if he uses the medication.
Type of treatment regimen recommended
The process of treating issues of community-acquired pneumonia depends on the physical examination carried out and the findings found, the laboratory tests and results, the features of the patient such as the age, sex chronic illnesses, and history of the health of the patient. Uranga et al. (2016) depict that the process of treatment must be started after assessing the need for hospitalization and the increasing chances of mortality. Since HH is 68 years of age and he has had issues of health concerns, there is a need for the patient to continue making use of antibiotics to help in his condition. This is an important aspect that will allow the patient to recover. The antibiotics that he should take should help in ensuring that the issue of ling impacts are managed effectively and that risks of suffering from the side effects are reduced. He should continue making use of ceftriaxone 1 g IV qday and azithromycin 500 mg IV qday.
Patient education strategy
There is a need for healthcare providers to consider the process of education of patients in such a way that they can learn of the aspects of care that will ensure that one can manage the condition. First, the patient must be educated by the nurses at the bedside before being discharged. The focus of education for the patient will include the need for ensuring that he compliance with the use of medication. As such, he should finish the dosage of antibiotics even if he gets better before completing the dosage. The other thing that he should be educated about is to ensure that the patient can learn of danger signs and in case of issues of challenges of breathing he should report to the healthcare clinic.
Khatib, K., Dixit, S., Chawla, R., & Todi, S. (2020). Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia. In ICU Protocols (pp. 111-118). Springer, Singapore.
Uranga, A., España, P. P., Bilbao, A., Quintana, J. M., Arriaga, I., Intxausti, M., … & Capelastegui, A. (2016). Duration of antibiotic treatment in community-acquired pneumonia: a multicenter randomized clinical trial. JAMA internal medicine, 176(9), 1257-1265.