Critical Thinking Exercises

1. A patient in the medical clinic is taking cholestyramine (Questran) for hyperlipidemia. The primary health care provider has prescribed TLC for the patient. The patient is on a low-fat diet and walks daily for exercise. His major complaint at this visit is constipation, which is very bothersome to him. Discuss how you would approach this situation with the patient. What information would you give the patient concerning his constipation?

2. Discuss the important points to include in a teaching plan for a patient who is prescribed atorvastatin (Lipitor).

3. Describe the important aspects of the ongoing assessment when administering fluvastatin to a patient.

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