Discuss a Case Study on Influenza A Virus
Discuss a Case Study on Influenza A Virus.You are the nurse practitioner at the local walk in clinic. John Sebelius is a 36-year-old male patient who comes to the clinic with flu-like symptoms Influenza A Virus.John Sebelius states, “I didn’t get a flu shot and now I must have the flu. All I want is an antibiotic so I can go back to work.” As the nurse practitioner, you inform him that you will need to gather some information and conduct an examination before you can write a prescription for an antibiotic. The first question you ask him is related to his onset of symptoms.
He tells you that last night he started with a scratchy throat and chills. He did not take his temperature and he has nasal congestion, a cough, and severe body aches. He states his pain is approximately a 7. Objective assessment findings: · 102.4O , 96, 28, 132/80 · Lungs are clear per auscultation; no retractions · Heart rate regular · Skin warm and dry · Pallor · Frequent non-productive cough · Pain upon palpation of the frontal and maxillary sinuses You inform Mr. Sebelius that he has contracted Influenza A, and that he does not have a bacterial infection. He states, “But I want an antibiotic.”
- What pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions should you educate Mr. Sebelius on regarding influenza? Mr. Sebelius recovers well from his influenza, but notices that he is having difficulty with his allergies. You prescribe fexofenadine.
- What are the dosage ranges, action, use, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug-to-drug interactions, drug to herbal or food interactions, contraindications, adverse effects, guidelines for administration, and patient teaching for the administration of fexofenadine?