therapeutic drug monitoring

therapeutic drug monitoring

After studying Module 4: Lecture Materials & Resources, discuss the following:

Submission Instructions:

  • Your initial post should be at least 600 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources.
  • You should respond to at least two of your peers by extending, refuting/correcting, or adding additional nuance to their posts.
  • All replies must be constructive and use literature where possibleRead and watch the lecture resources & materials below early in the week to help you respond to the discussion questions and to complete your assignment(s).

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    • Visit the CINAHL Complete under the A-to-Z Databases on the University Library’s website and locate the article(s) below:
      • DeCasterie, B. D., Izumi, S., Godfrey, N. S. & Denhaerynck, K, (2008). Nurses’ response to ethical dilemmas in nursing practice: Meta-Analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 63(6), 549-549.

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Aging is one of the factors that affect drug processes. It does this by altering the dynamic processes drugs go through to generate their intended therapeutic effects. Drug absorption is generally a pharmacokinetic metric that denotes how a drug moves from where it was delivered and into a person’s bloodstream (Meiner & Yeager, 2019).  This process occurs via passive diffusion, whereby a drug molecule moves as per its concentration gradient from a high concentration to a low concentration until an equilibrium state is attained. Age is one factor that affects the rate at which a drug is absorbed into the bloodstream. When a person ages, they not only secrete lower levels of gastric acid but also experience slowed gastric emptying and reduced

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