Treatment of a Patient With Complex Comorbidities

Provide treatment recommendations for a patient who encounters complex comorbidities.

The patient is a 68-year-old male (Ht: 5’8” Wt: 89 kg) who has been admitted to the medical ward with community-acquired pneumonia for the past three days. His PMH is significant for COPD, HTN, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. He remains on empiric antibiotics, which include ceftriaxone 1 g IV q\day (day 3) and azithromycin 500 mg IV q\day (day 3). Since admission, his clinical status has improved, with decreased oxygen requirements. He is not tolerating a diet at this time, with complaints of nausea and vomiting. His allergies include Penicillin (rash). Briefly describe your patient’s health needs. Explain the type of treatment regimen and a patient education strategy.