Sinusitis Care Plan Essay

3203 Words Feb 11th, 2013 13 Pages
This therapeutic care plan will utilized the “I can treat and prescribe framework” to ensure that appropriate patient treatments are selected using a step by step approach, including assessment integration, drug and/or disease related problems, therapeutic goals, therapeutic alternatives and indications, plan of care and evaluation (OPHCNPP, 2012). By going through each step of this framework, and including or excluding treatment options based on individual patient factors and strong clinical evidence, this clinician will arrive at the most suitable treatment plan for the patient. H.K (32 year old male) presented with persistent facial pain for 7 days. He reported having a headache (6/10 on a pain scale) upon bending forward and …show more content…
Five drug choices were selected and scrutinized as potential treatment options for H.K, including first and second line therapies (appendix 1) (ARP, 2012). The primary bacterial pathogens involved in the development of acute sinusitis for adults are Streptococcus pneumonia and Haemophilus influenzae (AMA, 2008). Canadian antimicrobial resistance data of S. pneumoniae describes that penicillin resistance rates range from 14% to16% in Central Canada (Powis et al., 2004). Amoxicillin is a first line drug therapy that remains active against S. pneumoniae with the rate of resistance under 2% (Brook et al, 2006) and also retains the best coverage of oral beta-lactam agents against S. pneumoniae (AMA, 2008). It is available in a capsule, chewable tablet or powder for oral suspension (H.K had no dysphagia and preferred to take capsules) (CPA, 2013). Amoxicillin should not be prescribed to a patient more than once in a 3-month period (H.K had not taken it in the last 3 months) (ARP, 2012). This drug is acid resistant, rapidly absorbed after oral administration, and is stable in the presence of gastric acid allowing for adequate systemic concentrations (H.K was not taking drugs that affect gastric acid production) (CPA, 2013). Pertinent adverse affects of the drug are

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