Module 5: Pharmaceutical Treatment Of Respiratory And Cardiovascular Disorders

Create a presentation addressing all of the following topics:

  • For each of the following medications discuss mechanism of action, causes and consequences of noncompliance, and possible solutions for noncompliance.
    • Lasix
    • beta blockers
    • diltiazem
    • digoxin
  • Choose four medications that might be used for the treatment of heart failure. Discuss the pathophysiologic mechanism of action for each medication, along with side effects and interactions. What are the consequences of noncompliance with treatment regimens and what patient education is needed?
  • In commercials for inhalers containing salmeterol, there is often a warning that it can increase the risk of asthma-related death. Why is this true and how does it happen? Why is this warning heard in commercials for all medications containing salmeterol? What patient education is necessary when prescribing salmeterol inhalers?

This PowerPoint® (Microsoft Office) or Impress® (Open Office) presentation should be a minimum of 20 slides (maximum of 30 slides), including a title, introduction, conclusion and reference slide, with detailed speaker notes and recorded audio comments for all content slides. Use the audio recording feature with the presentation software. Use at least four scholarly sources and make certain to review the module’s rubric before starting your presentation.

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