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10 December, 00:28

Nancy is reading the doctor's orders for Ms. Brighton, a 72-year-old with COPD, congestive heart failure, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. She notices that one of the newly prescribed medications has the potential for life-threatening potentiation of one of Ms. Brighton's other medications. What should Nancy do?

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  1. 10 December, 01:06
    Question the order and explain the potential problems


    It should be understood that COPD means Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, which can be described or known to be a common disease of the lung. And it always make it hard to breath.

    Now, what Nancy needed to do in such situation is to ask question as to why the drug or medication should be taken by Ms Brighton. At the course of doing this, Nancy should let them know the potential problem the patient will have if she took the medication.

    In this case, Nancy should make sure that necessary correction was made.
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