C3.1 R1: Perform and document a situation where physical exam was performed to provide pharmaceutical care (3/4)

I conducted an orthostatic vitals assessment on an elderly male with a history of coronary artery disease, permanent atrial fibrillation, possible Castleman's disease (diagnostic workup ongoing), and a new diagnosis of lymphoma. The patient was reported as being bradycardic (HR in the high 50s) with new dizziness and one episode of presyncope over the past … Continue reading C3.1 R1: Perform and document a situation where physical exam was performed to provide pharmaceutical care (3/4)

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C3.1 R1: Perform and document a situation where physical exam was performed to provide pharmaceutical care (2/4)

I completed serial volume assessments on a patient to guide my decision to re-initiate diuretic therapy. The patient was a 65 year old male with complex regional pain syndrome admitted for an upper GI bleed complicated by an AKI and gout flare in his right knee. He also had chronic lower-leg edema likely secondary to … Continue reading C3.1 R1: Perform and document a situation where physical exam was performed to provide pharmaceutical care (2/4)

C3.1 R1: Perform and document a situation where physical exam was performed to provide pharmaceutical care (1/4)

The patient was a 61 year old male post-op day 7 from a liver transplant. He had done well postoperatively but did have issues with pain, using up to 30mg of po oxycodone daily. He developed nausea and vomiting and worsening abdominal pain. I performed an abdominal exam on the patient. An important point to … Continue reading C3.1 R1: Perform and document a situation where physical exam was performed to provide pharmaceutical care (1/4)

Physical Assessment – Abdominal Exam

This was a valuable experience that helped me develop a foundation of knowledge related to physical assessment of the abdomen. At the beginning of the session we also reviewed the fundamentals of physical exam. Afterwards, I was able to perform the abdominal exam on several post-kidney transplant patients. Highlights and key learnings: An important point … Continue reading Physical Assessment – Abdominal Exam

Physical Assessment – Cardiorespiratory

This was a valuable experience that helped me develop a foundation of knowledge related to physical assessment of the cardiorespiratory system. The session also helped underline for me the value of pharmacists learning and performing physical assessment. Highlights and key learnings: I was able to learn and then practice a systematic approach to physical assessment … Continue reading Physical Assessment – Cardiorespiratory