Assignment Directions

Scenario: You are a provider in a Pediatric or family practice office, urgent care or an ER. When Mr. Smith brings his 4-year-old in with chief complaints of right ear pain, sneezing, mild cough, and low-grade fever of 100 degrees for the last 72 hours. Today, the child is alert, cooperative, and well hydrated. You note a mildly erythemic throat with no exudate, both ears mild pink tympanic membrane with good movement, lungs clear. You diagnose an acute upper respiratory infection, probably viral in nature. Mr. Smith states that the family is planning a trip out of town starting tomorrow and would like an antibiotic just in case.

Choose one of the listed practice areas and as the NP design a communication plan for Mr. Smith and/or families using both prescriptive and non-prescriptive drug therapies, concerning symptoms to watch for and when to seek additional care.  Describe how you would explain the when and why for prescribing antibiotics to Mr. Smith and the child.  Provide resources that Mr. Smith could access which would provide information concerning your decision.

Assignment Requirements:

Present this Assignment as a PowerPoint presentation with at least 10 slides

Be sure to complete the assignment as the NP treating this family, not as a third party.

You will use the Narrative notes section of the presentation to include the majority of your evidentiary support of your treatment choices and education of family complete with in-text citations.

5 or more references